Contained within this thing is a fully functional trolling/jigging fishing rod and reel. This work is a collaborative artwork between Lauren Prado (Instagram: @Findinglolo) and myself Josh Hughes (Instagram: @JoshuaHughesArtist). This fishing rod and reel was tested while we worked collaboratively at Caldera Artist Residency in Sisters, Oregon.
It was our goal to create an avenue for new ideas in relation to ownership, creation, remix culture, and popular consumer society, by asking one simple yet important question: What happens when consumer objects such as a fishpole, an artwork or a lure become nothing more than data, and that data is shared around the world for free?
The pole itself in this example is printed in Photo-Pasta Carbon Fiber HTPLA, and assembled with Loctite Professional Super Glue (another good glue to use would be a 2 part epoxy resin if you have the time to allow it to cure over night).
What you will need to assemble the reel:
10 x Machine Screws with Nuts
5 x 7mm x 16mm Standard Skateboard Bearings
1 x 1mm x 3mm Hobby Brass Rod
(assembly video to be posted soon.)
I have also attached a .step and .iges for anyone wanting to improve this design.
Overview and Background