Reel Lines Press

Reel Lines Press Reel Lines Press is the publishing division of The Eclectic Angler. We are the publishing division for The Eclectic Angler. Our primary focus is on books related to reel makers or reelmaking but we also publish other angling-related books.

08/31/2018

I just learned that my mentor, friend and, in many ways, kindred spirit, John Betts, passed away peacefully this morning at his home surrounded by family. John was an amazing person and will be greatly missed by everyone who knew him. Rest In Peace my friend.

Patterns is John's magnum opus and was written and refined over three decades. The book is hand-written in John's beauti...
04/06/2018

Patterns is John's magnum opus and was written and refined over three decades. The book is hand-written in John's beautiful and inimitable calligraphy and filled with hundreds of watercolors and illustrations. Below are a few sample pages including the table of contents.

Pre-order here: http://www.reellinespress.com/patterns.html

Patterns is John's magnum opus and was written and refined over three decades. The book is hand-written in John's beautiful and inimitable calligraphy and filled with hundreds of watercolors and illustrations. Below are a few sample pages including the table of contents.

Pre-order here: http://www.reellinespress.com/patterns.html

John Betts' new book "Patterns" is ready for press! "Patterns" is an amazing book capturing the essential patterns of Jo...
03/15/2018

John Betts' new book "Patterns" is ready for press! "Patterns" is an amazing book capturing the essential patterns of John's life's work in fly-fishing. Patterns not only refers to the flies themselves but woven in are patterns of fish behavior, stream dynamics and even patterns on how John approaches life and fly-fishing. The book is hand-written in John's inimitable calligraphy and illustrated with 100s of water colors and ink drawings. Here are a few teaser pages including the contents.

My latest article on 3D printing and developing my 3D printed fly reel just came out in the Summer issue of the American...
07/24/2015
The Journal Current Issue | The American Museum of Fly Fishing | Manchester, Vermont

My latest article on 3D printing and developing my 3D printed fly reel just came out in the Summer issue of the American Fly Fishing Museum's quarterly journal, "The American Fly Fisher". My design made the cover and the article is in the top spot - page 2! You can also download a free copy of just my article from their web site: http://www.amff.com/current-issue.html

The Summer 2015 issue (Vol. 41 #3) is available for purchase. Members can purchase additional copies at $5.00 each. Non-member price is $10 each. To purchase this issue, call the office at 802-362-3300 or click here to visit the website giftshop.

Announcing our first-ever book sale! Now through the end of November all Reel Lines Press book titles are 20% off! This ...
11/15/2014

Announcing our first-ever book sale! Now through the end of November all Reel Lines Press book titles are 20% off! This includes our limited edition hard covers (while supplies last).

Let the sale begin, click www.ReelLinesPress.com!

We are pleased to offer Sam Lacina's DVD on hand-crafting landing nets. I met Sam at the Catskill Bamboo Gathering 2 yea...
05/28/2014
Building Your Custom Landing Net DVD

We are pleased to offer Sam Lacina's DVD on hand-crafting landing nets. I met Sam at the Catskill Bamboo Gathering 2 years ago and saw his work and process. We think you'll love this DVD.

DVD 2010 $35.00

Here are some sample pages from John Betts' new book "Fly Lines - how to make them". These are the first 11 pages of Cha...
05/11/2014

Here are some sample pages from John Betts' new book "Fly Lines - how to make them". These are the first 11 pages of Chapter 1.

Fly Lines - how to make themNow available for PRE-ORDER!We are pleased to announce that Fly Lines is available for pre-o...
04/21/2014
Fly Lines - how to make them

Fly Lines - how to make them
Now available for PRE-ORDER!

We are pleased to announce that Fly Lines is available for pre-ordering and is expected to ship the first week of May! With your order, we'll email you a list of materials and tools required so you can start to gather them before the book ships.

SPECIAL PRE-ORDER OFFER
Pre-orders only, add any of our in-stock books to your order at a 20% discount. If you'd like to take advantage of this great offer, you will need to email us ([email protected]) with your selections and shipping address. We will send you an invoice with the discount applied and the lowest cost shipping option for your order. This offer is valid until Fly Lines is in stock and shipping.

Softcover $30.00 PRE-ORDER NOW! expected first week of May, 2014

"Fly Lines - how to make them" by John Betts and Michael Hackney is at the printer and will be available soon! Get more ...
04/14/2014

"Fly Lines - how to make them" by John Betts and Michael Hackney is at the printer and will be available soon! Get more information and sign up to be notified for pre-orders here: http://www.reellinespress.com/fly-lines---how-to-make-them.html

Interest in this book has been very strong and we fully expect to sell out the first printing very quickly.

John Betts' limited edition giclée prints are now available for pre-order - and as a special thank-you for pre-ordering,...
12/12/2013
John Betts' River Trout Giclée Prints

John Betts' limited edition giclée prints are now available for pre-order - and as a special thank-you for pre-ordering, you'll get a 10% discount on one print or 20% on the pair!

John Betts' Limited Edition Giclée Prints

Just a reminder that we will be closed from December 18th to the start of the new year. Please get your orders in now if...
12/10/2013

Just a reminder that we will be closed from December 18th to the start of the new year. Please get your orders in now if you'd like them to ship before we leave!

We are very pleased to announce two soon to be released limited edition Gilcee prints by artist John Betts.
11/25/2013
John Betts Trout Giclee #1

We are very pleased to announce two soon to be released limited edition Gilcee prints by artist John Betts.

John Betts - Limited Edition Trout Giclée This is the first in a series of limited edition Giclée prints by artist and angler John Betts. Created from the original watercolor on Somerset...

BLACK FRIDAY SALE! 20 to 25% off our four most popular titles.Now until midnight December 1st.
11/25/2013
ReelLinesPress

BLACK FRIDAY SALE! 20 to 25% off our four most popular titles.

Now until midnight December 1st.

Unique angling books and videos for the fly fisher. We specialize in how-to and historical references.

Reel Lines Press's cover photo
11/22/2013

Reel Lines Press's cover photo

Just a quick announcement about holiday orders:PLEASE NOTEWe will be closed from December 18 to January 2.All orders mus...
11/20/2013
ReelLinesPress

Just a quick announcement about holiday orders:

PLEASE NOTE

We will be closed from December 18 to January 2.
All orders must be placed by December 16th in
order to ship before we leave on holiday.

Unique angling books and videos for the fly fisher. We specialize in how-to and historical references.

We made a few little graphical tweaks to our web site to add a little splash of color and pattern. Tell us what you thin...
11/20/2013
ReelLinesPress

We made a few little graphical tweaks to our web site to add a little splash of color and pattern. Tell us what you think.

Unique angling books and videos for the fly fisher. We specialize in how-to and historical references.

Stay in touch with our authors or check for book updates.
11/16/2013
Stay in touch with our authors or check for book updates.

Stay in touch with our authors or check for book updates.

Check out our new Reel Lines Forum ! We'll create a topic for each of the books in our catalog so you can keep in touch with the author, ask questions, or share information. We'll also add an Errata...

Check out our author bio pages!
11/16/2013
Check out our author bio pages!

Check out our author bio pages!

We've just added an Authors Bio page with links to each author. Get to know our authors and see what else they've written, published or presented. 

Author Profile
11/15/2013
Author: Thomas Kerr

Author Profile

Thomas Kerr began fly fishing daily with his father more than 50 years ago on the flat, muddy rivers and lakes of East Texas. Thirteen years ago, Tom began collecting rods and reels...

Author Profile
11/15/2013
Kathy Scott

Author Profile

Kathy Scott Originally from northern Michigan, Kathy now resides in Maine with her husband and bamboo rod builder David Van Burgel. Kathy's writing reflects her life-long passion for the outdoors...

Author Profile
11/15/2013
Author: David Triezenberg

Author Profile

David Triezenberg is a retired engineer who lives in Lovells, MI on the North Branch of the AuSable River. He is a reel maker and makes frequent posts on his North Branch Reels blog.

Author Profile
11/15/2013
Author: Michael Hackney

Author Profile

Michael Hackney, aka The Eclectic Angler , is an angling author, publisher, historian, fly tier, rod builder, line furler and braider, reelsmith... you get the idea, addicted to anything...

Author Profile: John Betts
11/15/2013
Author: John Betts

Author Profile: John Betts

John Betts John Betts is a life-long angler, fly tier, author, artist, philosopher, inventor, and truly a Renaissance man. He was a pioneer in the use of synthetic materials for fly tying in the...

11/12/2013

We've made some great additions to our web site! First up is a new section with Author Bios. You can learn all about our authors and see what works they have published. It's a great crew and you should find it interesting. We've also added a new Reel Lines Forum page where you can post questions or comments about our books or ask our authors questions.

We're pleased to announce that we are publishing Thomas Kerr's "In Search of Samuel Phillippe Rods". You can sign up for...
10/03/2013
In Search of Samuel Phillippe Rods

We're pleased to announce that we are publishing Thomas Kerr's "In Search of Samuel Phillippe Rods". You can sign up for notifications at the link below.

Limited Edition Hardcover December, 2013 Softcover December, 2013

09/24/2013

All pre-orders of "The History and Evolution of the Trout Fly" by Andrew Marshall were shipped today. We are all caught up on orders!

"The History and Evolution of the Trout Fly" by Andrew Marshall is now shipping! The books arrived today and turned out ...
09/23/2013

"The History and Evolution of the Trout Fly" by Andrew Marshall is now shipping! The books arrived today and turned out fantastically. The Limited Edition of signed and numbered hardcover books is going quickly so order soon if you'd like one.

"Simple Furled Leaders" by Kathy Scott
09/11/2013
"Simple Furled Leaders" by Kathy Scott

"Simple Furled Leaders" by Kathy Scott

We are pleased to announce that we are now a distributor for Kathy Scott's wonderful DVD Simple Furled Leaders . This DVD takes first time furlers through the process of furling their first leaders....

"The History and Evolution of the Trout Fly"
09/11/2013
"The History and Evolution of the Trout Fly"

"The History and Evolution of the Trout Fly"

Andrew Marshall's new book The History and Evolution of the Trout Fly is now ready for pre-order. The book is through the proofing process and being printed (in the USA) now. Estimated delivery is...

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09/11/2013
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Our new Contact Us page has a simple form so you can sign up to receive new book announcements via email. We have some great projects going on including Parts 2 and 3 of Andrew Marshall's The History...

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