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Long reel seat for spey rod
Posted by: Daryl Dertell (---.consumer-pool.prcdn.net)
Date: February 11, 2020 03:55PM

Hello all. I have a question folks, have been using A8.5 L2 reel seats for a few builds and was quite happy with this reel seat. It is long enough to fit old salmon reel feet if you only used one lock nut. Have just used last one I had and seems to no longer be available from last supplier and seems Baston no longer either. The recessed hood seat is listed still but prefer the no recessed ones. Dimensions were 4.6 inch long and o d of 20.19 mm.Does anyone know of supplier for either the original in old stock or of a seat of similar dimension. Thank you

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Re: Long reel seat for spey rod
Posted by: Quinn Canfield (---.bstnma.fios.verizon.net)
Date: February 11, 2020 11:34PM

I don't know of any that long but what about using reel seat skeleton and a wood or acrylic insert of the desired length assuming you can bore out the insert to the necessary rod diameter.

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Re: Long reel seat for spey rod
Posted by: Daryl Dertell (---.consumer-pool.prcdn.net)
Date: February 13, 2020 11:37AM

Thanks Quinn, I guess that is only way to get an affordable long reel seat. I was hoping I,d missed something in my searching.

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Re: Long reel seat for spey rod
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: February 17, 2020 03:35AM

Daryl,
Have you cleaned out Schneider's to the left?

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Re: Long reel seat for spey rod
Posted by: Daryl Dertell (---.barrettxplore.com)
Date: February 17, 2020 07:47PM

No ,I,ll have a look right now and Thanks for tip.

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Re: Long reel seat for spey rod
Posted by: Norman Miller (---.lightspeed.jcsnms.sbcglobal.net)
Date: February 17, 2020 08:44PM

If you can’t find what you are looking for, how about the Fuji TVS 17 graphite spinning reel seat. It is 14.5 mm (5.07”) long with an OD of 19.5 mm. The threads can be cut back to adjust the length to fit almost any reel, and you can use a standard size 17 movable hood, and a locking nut if you wish. You can also use an insert of your choice to give it some pizzazz. I once used a size 16 seat on a 6 wgt fly rod for a friend. Might not be traditional, but It worked great.
Norm

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Re: Long reel seat for spey rod
Posted by: Daryl Dertell (---.consumer-pool.prcdn.net)
Date: February 19, 2020 11:20AM

Thanks Norman, will take a look at those as well. Seems everyone has went to recessed hoods on the metal seats that size. Looks like its going to be a skeleton seat and will have to turn an inset for it. Anyone know of a skeleton with a non recessed hood around 19-21 mm out side OD in metal.

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