Type of Document Master's Thesis Author Williams, Roby S. Author's Email Address email@example.com URN etd-02192006-205516 Title Fly reel, a study in integrated system design Degree Master of Science Department Industrial Design Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title Green, William R. Committee Chair Cortes, Mario C. Committee Member Schubert, Robert P. Committee Member Keywords
- fly reel
- Industrial design
Date of Defense 2006-02-03 Availability unrestricted AbstractWhile enjoying a passion for outdoor related sports, I had taken an interest in the equipment I used while hunting and fishing. I was fascinated by the precision of the instruments I used to optimize my time spent in the field. This curiosity led to some preliminary designs to further enhance my outings. The joy I received from these projects led me to pursue industrial design as a profession.
As a student, I chose to design a product that related to the fishing industry. I selected to design a fly reel for its links to other fishing reels and man’s interaction with water. This required a critical analysis of current fly reels and how to enhance its current design. To accomplish this I modified select mechanical elements of the reel. This involved, in some instances, new materials and incorporating different processes to achieve my goal. The innovations I incorporated allowed the reel to be used while fishing for a wider spectrum of fish than the typical fly reel. This flexibility reduces the need to purchase additional reels to pursue different size fish. This has the potential to provide a savings to the consumer and encourage them to fish for a species of fish they would otherwise neglect. In addition to my primary objective, I want to contribute a product that will be an asset to the fishing industry with attention to aesthetics, affordability and ease of use.
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