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Carbon tube for reel seats
Posted by: Larry Green (---)
Date: February 26, 2020 09:13AM

Anyone ever buy carbon tubes off Amazon for an insert? Looking to install Fuji PTS and they say I need a tube and want a tube to arbor up and mount reel seat and full-length cork rear on a ML bass casting rod. Need approx 14" max length.

Mudhole used to sell a similar tube for handle kits but I don't see it anymore.

Any feedback or ideas?

Thank you in advance.

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Re: Carbon tube for reel seats
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: February 26, 2020 09:27AM

Straight carbon tubes are available from a number of sources. We've even shown how to make your own in RodMaker. As these aren't required to serve in any real structural capacity, the sky's the limit as to what you can use for the tube.

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Re: Carbon tube for reel seats
Posted by: Larry Green (104.129.195.---)
Date: February 26, 2020 11:00AM

Thank you very much. Should I consider a certain material thickness limit?

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Re: Carbon tube for reel seats
Posted by: roger wilson (---)
Date: February 26, 2020 11:02AM

Larry,
Just get a tube that has a thickness that will stand up to the use that it will receive.

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Re: Carbon tube for reel seats
Posted by: Bob McKamey (---.biz.spectrum.com)
Date: February 26, 2020 11:13AM

Hello Larry - Here is a link to the Fuji Carbon Graphite Inserts. [www.mudhole.com] Thank You

Bob McKamey
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
bobm@mudhole.com

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Re: Carbon tube for reel seats
Posted by: Larry Green (104.129.195.---)
Date: February 26, 2020 03:44PM

Bob - are you out of the PTS17 Red? Giving me a failure message when I add to the cart.

Thanks

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Re: Carbon tube for reel seats
Posted by: Bob McKamey (---.biz.spectrum.com)
Date: February 26, 2020 03:49PM

Larry - I checked our inventory and we have 14 of them in stock- Item CSPTS17-R - I tired adding to the cart and it gave me a error as well. Having our web admin take a look. If you prefer, you can alwasy call the order in via our toll free number 866-790-7637. Hopefully he will have the cart error corrected. Thank You

Bob McKamey
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
bobm@mudhole.com



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 02/26/2020 03:51PM by Bob McKamey.

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Re: Carbon tube for reel seats
Posted by: Larry Green (104.129.195.---)
Date: February 26, 2020 04:55PM

Thanks! I am adding all of my other supplies now - but I need to check a couple items tonight. No rush.

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Re: Carbon tube for reel seats
Posted by: Bob McKamey (---.biz.spectrum.com)
Date: February 26, 2020 05:14PM

Thank You Larry - We Appreciate Your Business!

Bob McKamey
Mud Hole Custom Tackle
bobm@mudhole.com

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Re: Carbon tube for reel seats
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: February 26, 2020 05:55PM

Not a fan of that style reelseat, but always thought since it's not a structural member why couldn't you just use lure tape, etc. to get your look? Seems it would be cheaper and easier to get.

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Re: Carbon tube for reel seats
Posted by: Larry Green (104.129.195.---)
Date: February 27, 2020 08:22AM

The PTS reel seat is the most comfortable casting seat available - works with a wide range of the newer reels. The tube is needed to mount the seat - Fuji says.

I wish I didn't need the tube. Would rather not use it and I don't want a 'look' I just want the installation to go smoothly - it is going on a SCV blank and I don't want to screw it up.

If anyone knows how to install that seat without the tube I'm all ears!

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Re: Carbon tube for reel seats
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: February 27, 2020 10:22AM

Here is an installation guide put out by Anglers Resource. It should be of help to you. You will probably need to shim the reel seat for a good fit on your blank. [anglersresource.net]
Norm

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Re: Carbon tube for reel seats
Posted by: Larry Green (104.129.195.---)
Date: March 02, 2020 08:50AM

Thank you Norm!

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