This stunning, hand-carved fishing reel is the fourth annual limited edition release of 90 handcrafted, hand-carved reels from PEETZ. It features a circular depiction of a sea wolf, salmon, and moon by renowned Kwagiulth artist and master carver Jason Henry Hunt.
The sea wolf is a unique subspecies of grey wolf that lives primarily in the Great Bear Rainforest of British Columbia. This wolf is unique in its willingness to swim miles between islands in search of new territory and hunting grounds. There is a First Nations legend that the Orca whale originated from sea wolves that remained at sea due to their hunting prowess.
The future of the sea wolf is directly connected to the health of Pacific salmon stocks, as more than 25% of its diet consists of salmon and other fish.
For more details, visit www.peetzoutdoors.com/artistseries.
|Name||Chain of Life #3 - "Sea Wolf"|
|Artist||Jason Henry Hunt|
|Medium||Handcrafted 5" PEETZ Evolution fishing reel - finished mahogany and polished brass|
|Release Date||July 24th, 2018|
|Commission Size||Limited to 90 handcarved reels - signed and numbered by the artist|
A portion of the proceeds from the PEETZ Artist Series program is donated to organizations focused on salmon conservation and habitat rehabilitation.
Previous recipients have included the Pacific Salmon Foundation, Nature Trust, Ducks Unlimited, Stuart Island Salmon Enhancement, Duncanby Lodge (Percy Walkus Hatchery) and the Lieutenant-Governor of British Columbia (supporting the “Stewards of the Future” educational program focused on resource sustainability).
Order Your Limited Edition Reel Today
You can purchase this limited edition Artist Series reel online securely through this website, or you can call us toll-free at 800.883.0221 (Monday through Friday, 9am to 5pm PST). If you would like to purchase one or more specific numbered reels, make sure you call us as soon as possible!
About Jason Henry Hunt
Born in Victoria in 1973, Jason is the son of Kwaguilth carver and artist, Stanley Clifford Hunt. Following in the footsteps of his father and uncles, Tony Hunt and Richard Hunt, Jason has merged his trained indigenous artistic capabilities with a unique, recognizable style that is sought after by collectors throughout North America and in Europe.
Dedicated to the values of old world craftsmanship, and favouring the use of hand tools to carve and finish his works, Jason creates signature pieces that range from totem poles and large scale panels to masks, paintings and jewelry.
Today, Jason is the youngest steward of a rich legacy of creativity that traces its roots from his father through his grandfather, Henry Hunt, to his great-grandfather, Mungo Martin (both widely credited with teaching many of today’s leading artists). Jason’s work explores the distinct culture and art form of the Kwagiulth people while reflecting the vibrant history and knowledge of generations of acclaimed artists.
Visit www.otterbaystudio.com for more information about Jason and his artwork.
Regarding the Collaboration with PEETZ Outdoors
"To know that every reel by PEETZ is handmade locally in small runs, that no two reels are exactly alike, and that the company has a legacy of over 90 years is really appealing to me," states Mr. Hunt. "I'm excited about the creative, artistic, yet fully functional products that will evolve through our unique collaboration."
Growing up within small communities on Vancouver Island, Jason recognizes salmon fishing as an important part of life on the West Coast. Therefore, along side PEETZ, Jason has committed to donate a portion of all proceeds from all products created through his PEETZ collaboration to salmon conservation initiatives.
The PEETZ Evolution Reel
Artist Series reels are based on the PEETZ Evolution fishing reel.
Released in 2015, the EVOLUTION fishing reel represents the first major innovation in reel design for PEETZ Outdoors in more than a decade!
There are so many wonderful advantages to a retro wood reel that we made a conscious effort to stay true to the PEETZ classic wood look, sound, and more importantly, feel! However, working closely with a number of professional west coast fisherman, we’ve introduced technical and functional enhancements to boost the performance of the PEETZ classic reel and bring it into the 21st century.
- A new design that offers a nod to our past, but an eye to the future!
- New one-way drag mechanism (no more "knuckle buster" effect!).
- Precision stainless steel center shaft and roller bearings.
- New drag control knob that is a nod to the classic PEETZ "wing nut" but offers an updated look and improved feel.
- Updated non-slip drag control.
- Handcrafted from sustainably farmed mahogany - stained and sealed with PEETZ custom sealer and two coats of quality matte varnish for decades of protection from the elements.
- Hand turned and polished brass components including a beautiful lathe-shaped brass line spool.
- New solid Cherry wood handles with clean, through-hull attachment.
- The distinctive resonating sound of the PEETZ clicker with on/off button.
- Created by Canadian artisans.
- A lifetime warranty.
For full details about the PEETZ Evolution Reel, visit this model's product overview page.