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questions: alps skelton seat tips; reselling guides
Posted by: mitchell_page (---.hsd1.tx.comcast.net)
Date: July 22, 2020 02:43PM

New rod builder here with a couple of questions...

I'm building a rod with an Alps skeleton seat. What are folks using on the grip side of the barrel to close it offl? I know fuji has the WCS winding checks for their barrels, but does Alps have anything similar to self-center and fit flush to the OD of their barrel? The aluminum winding checks don't have a self centering edge and don't fit flush with the OD of the barrel and -- at least with the end facing the trigger -- I'd like something more like the WCS for comfort in griping around the blank. What am I missing?

Also, do folks resell guides that didn't work out well but can't be returned? I built a rod with size 5s and have some issued with leader easily passing through -- even with an FG knot. If I strip them off and rebuild is there a market for these on the B/S page?

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Re: questions: alps skelton seat tips; reselling guides
Posted by: Tom Kirkman (Moderator)
Date: July 22, 2020 04:44PM

Maybe, but most builders just toss them in a box and eventually use them on a subsequent rod project. Of course you're welcome to try to sell or swap them on the Buy-Sell page if you wish.

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Re: questions: alps skelton seat tips; reselling guides
Posted by: Joe Vanfossen (---.neo.res.rr.com)
Date: July 22, 2020 06:36PM

Alps TRC is the trim ring that you would want for the casting seats, I believe. In general the trim rings across the brands tend to be interchangeable for the standard design seats. There are a few oddballs out there that are a little unique in their geometry and those tend to have specific trim rings associated with them.

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Re: questions: alps skelton seat tips; reselling guides
Posted by: Lynn Behler (---.97.252.156.res-cmts.leh.ptd.net)
Date: July 22, 2020 08:27PM

WCS checks might work. They work in the least expected places at times. A size 17 will terminate a Fuji 16 tvs seat if installed uplocking. (no foregrip)

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Re: questions: alps skelton seat tips; reselling guides
Posted by: Geoff Staples (---.wavecable.com)
Date: July 23, 2020 12:50PM

Mr. Page,
The checks you're seeking for that threaded barrel are the FBWC (rubber) or FAWC (aluminum) and can be viewed at the links below. These all match the O.D. of the threaded barrel regardless of I.D. size selected. They do not self center by design, as the centering lip can prevent use in certain handle configurations.

[alpsforecast.com]

[alpsforecast.com]

Geoff Staples
www.batsonenterprises.com

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