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Reel seat suggestions
Posted by: Danny Futato (---.hsd1.ga.comcast.net)
Date: November 30, 2018 09:03PM

Hello all. I've been out of rodbuilding for a while now, and want to get back into it. I'm a little dismayed at the number of my favorite components that are no longer available though. I have a 6' 10" 1wt blank that I want to build, but am having a hard time finding a reel seat that I like. I wanted a Struble U25, but can't find one anywhere. Does anyone know where I can find one, or maybe have a suggestion for something similar?

Thanks,
Danny

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Re: Reel seat suggestions
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: November 30, 2018 10:00PM

Lemke LC-2 would be my choice.

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Re: Reel seat suggestions
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---.dsl.pltn13.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 30, 2018 10:45PM

Struble is out of business, the Lemke LC1 is very close, the LC2 is a larger seat, too big for a 1wt.

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Re: Reel seat suggestions
Posted by: Bill Moschler (---.hsd1.tn.comcast.net)
Date: December 01, 2018 11:10AM

Did not know about the Lemke seats. They look good.



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Re: Reel seat suggestions
Posted by: Ron Weber (---.tc.ph.cox.net)
Date: December 01, 2018 12:09PM

The Lemke LC2 is smaller than the LC1

Ron Weber

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Re: Reel seat suggestions
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---.hsd1.or.comcast.net)
Date: December 01, 2018 02:18PM

Whew Ron,
I thought I'd lost it, I remembered the LC2 I used to be only a few thousands difference in OD to the Struble 25.

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Re: Reel seat suggestions
Posted by: Danny Futato (---.hsd1.ga.comcast.net)
Date: December 01, 2018 03:35PM

Thanks for all the feedback. The Lemkes look nice, but I was hoping for solid nickle silver. I still have a few U24's, which are only .040 bigger than the U25. I may use one of those or maybe go with a small slide band seat. Thanks!

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Re: Reel seat suggestions
Posted by: Ron Weber (---.tc.ph.cox.net)
Date: December 01, 2018 06:25PM

Spencer Phipps Wrote:
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> Whew Ron,
> I thought I'd lost it, I remembered the LC2 I used
> to be only a few thousands difference in OD to the
> Struble 25.

LC1's are .640 OD, The LC2's are .595 OD

Ron Weber

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Re: Reel seat suggestions
Posted by: Bill Hickey (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: December 02, 2018 08:56AM

There are 2 Lemke seats that I would use:

LC-14 or LC-16 Slide Band style or the LC-2 Threaded Barrel. I have used them plenty of times on small light line fly rods. Joel Lemke used to work for Struble, now he is off on his own, catering to hobby builders and many pro builders.

I think the Lemke offerings are nicest looking hardware out there these days. REC also has some nice stuff, but they do not offer the Bright Black Nickel that I use on many of my builds.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 12/02/2018 12:19PM by Tom Kirkman.

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