I am doing research into an idea I had. I would like to be able to connect a DC motor to an overhead fishing reel and operate it with Arduino. I would like to be able to measure the RPM of the DC motor to determine and set the speed that the line is reeled in, and I would also like to try have a way to measure the force being applied by a load connected to the line. For example, I was considering attaching a pulley to a load cell and running the line through that to determine the force and be able to measure it digitally and compare it to the speed of the fishing line. I have little background in electronics and was wondering if this would be feasible and if so what products do you recommend for this project? I was thinking a low rpm high torque geared encoder DC motor or a stepper motor? Any advice is appreciated.