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Alps triangle reel seat
Posted by: david taylor (---)
Date: November 03, 2019 11:57AM

PacBay recommends the triangle reel seat for size 8-12 rods. I am building a 6 weight. Has anyone used them on 5 or 6 weight rods, or are they just to beefy and heavy?

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Re: Alps triangle reel seat
Posted by: Donald La Mar (---)
Date: November 03, 2019 05:10PM

I dry fit one on a 5 weight once. Thought it too large. Sure wish there was a triangle seat appropriately sized for 4 - 6 weights.

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Re: Alps triangle reel seat
Posted by: david taylor (---)
Date: November 03, 2019 06:32PM

Thanks, that's what i thought. I wish there were one for that size as well. They must make a special and smaller one for Epic fly rods.

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Re: Alps triangle reel seat
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: November 04, 2019 11:24AM

Pac Bay talking about another companies product that they don't sell is a bit odd.

Guys around the office like the size 12 triangle just fine for a 5 or 6 wt. It comes down to personal preference.

James Taylor
Batson Enterprises
BatsonEnterprises.com | RainShadowRodBlanks.com | ALPSForeCast.com | Build2Fish.com

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Re: Alps triangle reel seat
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.sub-174-240-12.myvzw.com)
Date: November 04, 2019 04:01PM

I really like the look of the Alps triangle seat but they are heavy to me. The Alps HERA7WL2 is my go to reel seat choice. It is light, narrow and good looking. I have made a few rods with them and they have held up well.

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Re: Alps triangle reel seat
Posted by: david taylor (---)
Date: November 04, 2019 08:16PM

My bad, James! Damn. I of course stand corrected, as I meant to say Batson/Alps and not PACBay. My apologies to your fine company for my confusion. I do love the looks of the Alps Triangle reel seat. Stunning. Maybe single nut version in the future for us 3-6 weight trout anglers. By the way, I just purchased one of your Rainshadow Eternity2 fly rod blanks. Wrapping it up next week.

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Re: Alps triangle reel seat
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: November 05, 2019 10:16AM

david taylor Wrote:
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> My bad, James! Damn. I of course stand
> corrected, as I meant to say Batson/Alps and not
> PACBay. My apologies to your fine company for my
> confusion. I do love the looks of the Alps
> Triangle reel seat. Stunning. Maybe single nut
> version in the future for us 3-6 weight trout
> anglers. By the way, I just purchased one of your
> Rainshadow Eternity2 fly rod blanks. Wrapping it
> up next week.

No worries, Pac Bay is right down the street from us ;)
You can of course always take a nut off of a reel seat too. We use the triangle a lot for our spin gear rods, it is comfy.

James Taylor
Batson Enterprises
BatsonEnterprises.com | RainShadowRodBlanks.com | ALPSForeCast.com | Build2Fish.com

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Re: Alps triangle reel seat
Posted by: Laurent Keiff (---.33.16.93.rev.sfr.net)
Date: November 11, 2019 04:10PM

Even if you take a nut out, you're still looking at a hefty 38 grams or so. I just put one on the Eternity 1064 because it's less of a problem for long euronymphing rigs to have some weight on the butt.
But I agree with the others. I love the TRI, the quality and design is outstanding, but you really should have one in size 10 with a reasonable weight.

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