This type of fishing rod was used when ice fishing. It is made of wood, and has a long shaft and a handle that is offset from the shaft. Two wood pegs have been inserted through holes drilled fore and aft in the shaft. Wrapped around these pegs is a line made from several strips of baleen knotted together.
FROM CARD: "WOODEN REEL WITH WOODEN PEGS THROUGH ITS SHAFT AS LINE GUIDES. ILLUS.: HNDBK. N. AMER. IND., VOL. 5, ARCTIC, PG. 352, FIG. 4B."