If you lived in the 1930’s you could pick up this appropriately named Simplicity fly reel made by G.W. Gayle & Son (Frankfurt, Kentucky) for only fifty cents. The reel was made of nickel plated steel with a wood knob riveted to an unventilated spool face, with this particular one featuring black finish applied by its owner to replace worn plating.
The American Museum of Fly Fishing Collection
Donated by Frederick A. Sharf