Releasing A Large Brown Trout
Waldemarpaetz, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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The real test of a futuristic technology like 3D printing is how good it is at practical tasks. Michael Hackney’s 3D fly reel, tested by a couple of fishermen over at Field and Stream, probably can’t handle the strongest fish in the world, but it’s more than up to the task of catching a 10- to 15-pound trout.

Check out the full video at Field & Stream: