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Originally posted by Yarcofin
Fishing reels don't take up that much room or weight in my opinion. My next suggestion was going to be cutting your own out of a piece of wood as someone has already mentioned. There are also wooden foot massager things with grooves in them that would work too. But the benefit of an actual reel is the drag setting, so that when you get a big fish on your line isn't simply going to snap (which unless you are using 20 lb line, is going to happen any time you get a trout or salmon on.)