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Aluminum vs Graphite Reel Seats
Posted by: Ken Patek (47.201.57.---)
Date: July 03, 2018 05:45PM

Starting to expand into off shore rods and I’m curious if aluminum offers better durability, enough to where you should consider it at a certain lb test over graphite. If so, what is that threshold?

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Re: Aluminum vs Graphite Reel Seats
Posted by: Robert A. Guist (---.dhcp.embarqhsd.net)
Date: July 03, 2018 05:53PM

Hello Ken.

For me it's 30# class and up.



Tight Wraps & Tighter Lines.

Bob,

Bridgeton, NC.

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Re: Aluminum vs Graphite Reel Seats
Posted by: Chuck McIntyre (172.58.62.---)
Date: July 03, 2018 06:20PM

For my builds,I personally use graphite to 50#,depending on the intended usage. 60# and up,get aluminum seats.

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Re: Aluminum vs Graphite Reel Seats
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: July 04, 2018 12:28AM

I'm more inclined to do what Chuck does, the only caveat is reel clamps, get to carried away with clamp pressure without support built under the area on a graphite reel seat and you can collapse them faster than aluminum seat.

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Re: Aluminum vs Graphite Reel Seats
Posted by: Bill Sidney (---.gci.net)
Date: July 08, 2018 12:31PM

it is a personal choice , but Aluminum is the strongest but it is heavier some what, 50# an up for the metal seats ,

William Sidney
AK

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