This nifty picture dated 1912 shows a female angler in serious fishing gear. As women like Cornelia "Fly Rod" Crosby pioneered the move away from skirts and other non-productive outdoor clothing, more and more women like the woman below began to clad themselves in comfortable, protective clothes. The reel appears to be a hard rubber Julius vom Hofe (or Montague knock off) and notice that it is being fished below the rod. All and all a very nice photo!
-- Dr. Todd