When one thinks of "Beauty", one does not generally think of a cold, inanimate object.
One thinks of the characteristics of a person, an animal or a grand landscape. The physical features of beautiful women have been endlessly explored since mankind's beginnings, and, curiously, it has been established by researchers that a waist–hip ratio of approximately 0.70 possesses near perfection. Hmmmm...
One doesn't think a lot about fly reels being beautiful. But, when one thinks of a beautiful reel, the timeless design of the Hardy "Perfect" might come to mind. The "Perfect" was perhaps the most famous product ever to have left the Hardy factory in Alnwick, England. Another may be the American "Peerless" model 355 fly reel by Edward vom Hofe. Some say the "Peerless" also possesses near perfection.
It's been a long, long time since anybody, anywhere, has made really beautiful reels. Much too long. Now comes Willow Classic Reels. Willow reels are unique, one-of-a-kind, handcrafted reels that reflect Korean traditional patterns and sublime oriental aesthetic beauty. And they're durable heirloom quality reels engineered to last for generations.
Everybody has dreams, big or small. Mine was to make beautiful fly-fishing reels
"Black Lacquer with White Hand-Pressed Flowers"
One of the reels Willow offers is called "Black Lacquer with White Hand-Pressed Flowers". This amazing reel is made with real hand-pressed white flowers (Yes, these are REAL flowers) with complimenting handcrafted sterling silver stems. Each side face is UV (Ultra Violet) two part protected epoxy.
This reel is unlike any other reel ever made, and this is just one of the seven reel styles Willow Classic Reels offers.
At the end of the day "Beauty" presents a standard of comparison. There are many good reels out there, but not many beautiful reels. - WES:::