The Simplicity reel was manufactured beginning around 1915
It is often refereed to as a fly reel, but he intended that it could be cast with as well. He often used a No.5 for his personal use. This gallery will show the various Simplicity reels. Clarence Gayle begun the manufacture of the Simplicity reels around 1915 with technology he had learned working on the tooling line with Buick Motor Company and later the same at Harley Davidson. that was the stamping process. He produced this low cost reel that the average angler could afford.