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Vintage W&M reel seat?
Posted by: Ever Kipp (---.hsd1.wa.comcast.net)
Date: April 10, 2019 04:58PM

Hello Rod Builders! By way of introduction, my name is Ever and I tinker at rod building. I'm a dozen rods in, and seem to be finding my way - thanks in large part to this forum. So, thank you all so much for sharing your knowledge!

A friend of mine has asked me to restore a 1953 W&M “All American” Model 3-A fly rod for him. It was his grandfathers. It’s in great shape, apart from a cracked hood on the reel seat.

I was able to track down vintage nylon to match the original wraps, but I'm having some trouble with the reel seat. I've tried fleabay and left a voicemail with Rick's Rods. I was wondering if anyone knew any other secret sources of vintage parts they'd be willing to share. I don't need an *exact* match, but something close would be nice.

Thanks so much in advance for any guidance!

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Re: Vintage W&M reel seat?
Posted by: Tim Kelly (12.167.79.---)
Date: April 11, 2019 02:36PM

Only secret source I know of would be a parts rod.

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Re: Vintage W&M reel seat?
Posted by: gary Marquardt (---.hsd1.mi.comcast.net)
Date: April 11, 2019 11:42PM

I have what you are seeking. Pm me

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Re: Vintage W&M reel seat?
Posted by: Ever Kipp (---.hsd1.wa.comcast.net)
Date: April 12, 2019 04:47PM

Tim Kelly Wrote:
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> Only secret source I know of would be a parts rod.

Yeah, I've seen a few and have that in mind as a last resort.

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Re: Vintage W&M reel seat?
Posted by: Ever Kipp (---.hsd1.wa.comcast.net)
Date: April 12, 2019 04:47PM

gary Marquardt Wrote:
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> I have what you are seeking. Pm me


will do!

edit: I can't figure out how to send PMs within this forum. I'll email you.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 04/12/2019 05:12PM by Ever Kipp.

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