Watch A Real 3D-Printed Reel Catch Trout

“It’ll handle any 10-15 inch trout on the planet”

Releasing A Large Brown Trout

Releasing A Large Brown Trout

Waldemarpaetz, via Wikimedia Commons (CC BY-SA 4.0)

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: