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Wooden Spinning Reel Seats on JDM Rods
Posted by: Jason Le (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: September 07, 2018 02:20PM

Hey there guys,
I'm in the market to build a XUL Spinning rod with a 6'6 1wt fly rod blank.
I've been looking into spinning reel seats and can't seem to find one that is aesthetically pleasing... it seems like there is a hole in the market for nice looking spinning reel seats.
That being said, it seems like a few japanese companies that are creating some really sleek looking reel seats, namely Tenryu.

Here's a link to one of their reel seats: [www.finesse-fishing.com]

Their seats are made out of wood and I'm not sure how they lock the reel seat in, but I'm looking for something like it.

To my knowledge, the closest ones that are sold are by Andrew's Fishing Reel Seats and they're sold by Matagi Japan. However, I have not been able to find them on Matagi's website, nor have I been able to find them anywhere else.

Does anyone know where I can find such a reel seat? I'm surprised this format isn't as popular, as it looks so much better than the traditional spinning reel seats we see these days.

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Re: Wooden Spinning Reel Seats on JDM Rods
Posted by: Matthew Paul (---.lightspeed.milwwi.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 07, 2018 02:31PM

[www.mudhole.com]

The best day to be alive is always tomorrow !!
Think out side the box when all else fails !!!
Wi.

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Re: Wooden Spinning Reel Seats on JDM Rods
Posted by: Jason Le (---.s2979.c3-0.wtr-cbr1.sbo-wtr.ma.cable.rcncustomer.com)
Date: September 07, 2018 02:36PM

Mudhole doesn't have what I'm looking for- the threads are simply too visible and won't look good with my blank. I'm looking for something for streamlined and sleek.

I've considered using a flyrod sliding band seat mount as my reel seat, but ideally, someone chimes in with a better alternative.

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Re: Wooden Spinning Reel Seats on JDM Rods
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: September 07, 2018 02:49PM

The sliding band fly seat is to short, to narrow, and to shallow for a spinning reel foot without considerable modification.

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Re: Wooden Spinning Reel Seats on JDM Rods
Posted by: Jason Le (---.s2979.c3-0.wtr-cbr1.sbo-wtr.ma.cable.rcncustomer.com)
Date: September 07, 2018 03:10PM

That would be the case for nearly all modern day spinning reels, but on vintage reels such as the Daiwa 500c, they fit the bill perfectly. The vintage reels used metal seats, which is why I believe the reel seats are smaller.

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Re: Wooden Spinning Reel Seats on JDM Rods
Posted by: Matthew Paul (---.lightspeed.milwwi.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 07, 2018 04:12PM

you can build it with a combination of parts starting with the seat I posted and then get this part
[www.mudhole.com]
and you will end up with a down locking reel seat the threads on the reel seats is pretty much the same tpi
you just have to want to experiment

The best day to be alive is always tomorrow !!
Think out side the box when all else fails !!!
Wi.

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Re: Wooden Spinning Reel Seats on JDM Rods
Posted by: Ladd Flock (---.central.yale.edu)
Date: September 07, 2018 05:19PM


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Re: Wooden Spinning Reel Seats on JDM Rods
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: September 07, 2018 06:14PM

Sea Guide SWS reelseat.

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Re: Wooden Spinning Reel Seats on JDM Rods
Posted by: Mark Blabaum (199.241.225.---)
Date: September 07, 2018 07:29PM

I know Billy Vivona orders from Matagi quite often, you may want to drop him a line with the link and see what he either has or can get you through Matagi.

XLRODS@YAHOO.COM is Billy's e/mail.

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Re: Wooden Spinning Reel Seats on JDM Rods
Posted by: Dennis Danku (---.dyn.optonline.net)
Date: September 07, 2018 08:32PM

I would think that on a rod that light, a 9" Tennessee grip with shrink wrap overlay would be the most comfortable handle.

Dennis J. Danku
(Sayreville,NJ)

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Re: Wooden Spinning Reel Seats on JDM Rods
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 07, 2018 08:35PM

Wooden reel seat, SK2 or skeleton reel seat with wooden insert. Use a hidden thread hood, either the KDPS or KSKSS/ASH hidden thread hood with an appropriate cork sleeve. These Fuji hidden thread hood will work with most size 16 threaded barrels. The reel seat you showed utilized a hidden thread hood with a cork sleeve and a wood insert between a skeleton seat.
Norm



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/07/2018 08:37PM by Norman Miller.

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Re: Wooden Spinning Reel Seats on JDM Rods
Posted by: Jay Dubay (---.clv.wideopenwest.com)
Date: September 07, 2018 09:02PM

Lets see if this work's, My PC died a horrible death!! So I'm currently working off an ancient slow arse machine with none of my files!! , But I did find the link for you Jason that I believe you are looking for? [getrodblanks.com] It worked!!!!!!! this can be done with, Wood, Cork, Or a combination of both, Or with lightweight Syncork Cheers jaa



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 09/07/2018 09:14PM by Jay Dubay.

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Re: Wooden Spinning Reel Seats on JDM Rods
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: September 07, 2018 09:14PM

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Re: Wooden Spinning Reel Seats on JDM Rods
Posted by: Jason Le (---.s2979.c3-0.wtr-cbr1.sbo-wtr.ma.cable.rcncustomer.com)
Date: September 07, 2018 10:19PM

This reel seat is perfect, but I looked at all of their distributors and none of them seem to carry the seats unfortunately.
Anyone have a set around these parts?

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Re: Wooden Spinning Reel Seats on JDM Rods
Posted by: Matthew Paul (---.lightspeed.milwwi.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 07, 2018 11:24PM

what we have been saying is MUDHOLE has the parts the numbers are in Norm's post

The best day to be alive is always tomorrow !!
Think out side the box when all else fails !!!
Wi.

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Re: Wooden Spinning Reel Seats on JDM Rods
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: September 08, 2018 11:11AM

I think there are still sponsors here selling Sea Guide products, I know Angler's Workshop was.

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Re: Wooden Spinning Reel Seats on JDM Rods
Posted by: Matthew Paul (---.lightspeed.milwwi.sbcglobal.net)
Date: September 08, 2018 03:28PM

You have these 2 choices for seats from mudhole
[www.mudhole.com]

[www.mudhole.com]

and then you buy this part [www.mudhole.com]
then remove the hood that comes with the hood on the seat and screw on the part above and add the your cork or eva grip piece and you should be good to assemble the seat the way you want it

The best day to be alive is always tomorrow !!
Think out side the box when all else fails !!!
Wi.

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