The fishing world has always valued craftsmanship. In the years after World War II there was perhaps no greater craftsman than reelmaker Stan Bogdan, who died last week at age 92. The photo is one I took of Bogdan in his Nashua, N.H. shop in the early 1980s, as he turned out fly-reel spools from some aluminum bar stack. Note that his old lathe is not computer-controlled, and that the micrometer he has nearby is not digital. And that was the whole point.