This is a little fishing reel that I made when I was bored. I had nothing better to do, and access to about 800 cat food containers. Here's what I came out with.
Step 1: Spool
The spool that the line is held onto is just made of on old wire spool and the lid to some container. They are connected by hot glue.
Step 2: Handle
The handle is just an eye bolt, connected to the spool through a series of bolts, nuts, and washers.
Step 3: Main Body
The main body of this is just an empty catfood can with a hole drilled in it.
Step 4: Rod???
The "rod" part on this is simply a couple bolts and a couple of nuts hot glues together, then onto the main body.