Yes, that is real. And it does work. It was done to Stella's as well, don't have the picture handy. You need another handle, and a couple of shims, plus cap. You can change hands when you get tired. Deep drop guys came up with this, works when fighting pelagics as well. Only caveat, you have to be careful with hitting the unused handle on the gunnel or rail or anything else, if you do, it will stop the handle, and then it will unscrew and drop off the reel as you are reeling with the other handle. Both handles spin when you reel one. A little non permanent Loctite might help with the problem. Have fun.