Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Voices from the Part: The Computer Reel (1981)

Last week we profiled electric reels; here is a 1980s take on the electric reel, melding the computer with the fishing reel to create a true automatic reel. Made by the Miya Epoch company of Torrance, California, very close to where the Electric Reel Company of America (ERCOA) was located. Was there a connection between them? The blurb is from the May 1981 Popular Mechanics. At $1495 in 1981, I wonder if anyone color collected them?

-- Dr. Todd

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