Here is the first attempt at a homemade reel for a magnetic fishing game.
the rod is a 20 inch length of 3/4" dowel. The reel is a 1/2" and 1.5" piece of 3/4" dowel and a 2" wooden wheel connected with a 1/4" dowel.
Here are the fish:
cut out of hardboard with paperclips glued to the back