Take a look at this Hardy Perfect Reel. It just won Best in Show at the Denver Fly Show. Although the Perfect was introduced in 1893, this new one is modeled after the 1927 version. Do you know what's different about the new Perfect and the old one? Nothing. Same guts, same material, same milling process as the ones created back in 1920s ye old England. This really struck a chord with me, because it proves that good gear will always be good gear. While it's always exciting to see what modern technology will produce in the fishing world, wouldn't it be nice if more tackle companies reintroduced some stuff that anglers already know is rock solid?