Re: Is there are reason for this?
The handles are purposefully made small to reduce the risk of the line hanging on it while casting. Orvis even states this in the description of their tapered handles. I have hung on the handle several times, but have an excuse...I'm a noob.
Socialism is for the people, not the socialist. You don't think they would subject themselves or their families to the wonderful things they do for us...do you?