One of my favorite fishing-related blogs on the web is the EclecticGuy Blog, run by Michael Hackney. Michael writes about a lot of things you simply cannot find anywhere else on the web. For example, he is one of the first to talk in depth about Tenkara, which you'll remember from this Tuesday's "Voices from the Past" column.
One of the other awesome things Michael covers is making fishing reels from scratch, without a machine shop. Pretty amazing stuff, actually! Here's an example of his work:
Michael also makes fishing rods by hand, and is an acclaimed soccer photographer, among other things. Too bad he couldn't have taken a photo of my face one minute into the F.A. Cup this year when my beloved Everton took a 1-0 lead. Alas, they lost.
EclecticGuy's blog is definitely worth visiting regularly, as one is never quite sure what Michael is going to write about. But one thing is for sure: it will be cool!
-- Dr. Todd