Here's a pair of hand lines I made for my wife and I. They're made from a piece of lathing and a dowel rod, all recycled material. The leather containers are made from a recycled Barca Lounger. Water proof wood glue was used to hold everything together but you could use epoxy if you waned. I tie about 100 feet of 30 lb. test Spyder Wire line to the center rod. They're more than capable of handling a good sized fish. Overall length is about 10 inches. It took me about an hour to make everything.