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Suitable Replacement for Aftco Reel Seat
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: January 29, 2020 08:11PM

I have always used (even before building rods) Aftco reel seats for bigger saltwater rods. Since Aftco no longer produces slip-over reel seats, what is a strong enough seat for a 130lb tuna rod? I am not certain I want to go the Unibutt route.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: Suitable Replacement for Aftco Reel Seat
Posted by: James Taylor (---.wavecable.com)
Date: January 30, 2020 11:02AM

Our ForeCast AHD Aluminum Seat is what you would be looking for - [alpsforecast.com]

Available from anyone of our dealers.

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

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Re: Suitable Replacement for Aftco Reel Seat
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: January 30, 2020 01:19PM

James,
Thank you for the reply. I will certainly consider your suggestion.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: Suitable Replacement for Aftco Reel Seat
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: January 30, 2020 05:07PM

While it certainly does not surprise me that Batson manufacturers a proper, quality seat for a 130 stand-up rod, I am surprised, if not disappointed, none of the other manufacturers apparently do. What gives?

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: Suitable Replacement for Aftco Reel Seat
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: January 31, 2020 01:33AM

They don't make the Pac Bay AH-M anymore, or is it something else that's not right about them?

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Re: Suitable Replacement for Aftco Reel Seat
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: January 31, 2020 08:12AM

Most people like the convenience of a detachable butt, therefore the market for the large diameter slip-over seats has dwindles. Companies aren't going to make and offer components that there is very little market for.

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Re: Suitable Replacement for Aftco Reel Seat
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: February 01, 2020 12:04AM

Tom,
I suppose you may be correct = heavier offshore rods increasingly employing unibutts. Maybe I’ll give them a shot on my next big-boy build. For right now, Hello Batson, pleasure to meet ‘ya!

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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Re: Suitable Replacement for Aftco Reel Seat
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: February 01, 2020 12:11AM

Seaguide also makes a heavy duty reel seat. Not sure if it's what you want, but worth a look.
[rodbuilderswarehouse.com]
Norm

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Re: Suitable Replacement for Aftco Reel Seat
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: February 01, 2020 04:46PM

Thanks, Norman.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!!

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