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spinning reel seat for conventional
Posted by: edward zinda (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: October 03, 2021 08:49PM

Hi all.. I been using fuji dpsm-22 standard graphite seats on rainshadow RCLB 70M 20-50 blanks with great results.. light weight and have held up fine for school sized tuna.. always use a rod clamp (insurance). a friend sent me a ALPS FRS-22cd to look at and I must say it seems beefier and well made.. also same MFG as my blank.. my ? is about the Alps designation of "Spinning seat" the Fuji description says either spin or cast.. Would love to try the Alps but a bit concerned about the spin designation. thanks in advance for any insight. Ed



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/03/2021 08:56PM by edward zinda.

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Re: spinning reel seat for conventional
Posted by: Norman Miller (---)
Date: October 03, 2021 10:03PM

No reason it wouldn’t work.
Norm

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Re: spinning reel seat for conventional
Posted by: David Sytsma (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: October 03, 2021 10:03PM

Edward,

I'm not sure that it really matters. I've used ALPS Centra Lock seats frequently and they're well made products. Aluminum reel seats like ALPS with their quality of finish and workmanship are getting harder to find. If you want an opinion from the source, give Batson a call. They are always quick to help and answer questions. But to give FUJI their due, I've used their DPSH graphite reel seats with size 50 reels and no problems.

Dave Sytsma

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Re: spinning reel seat for conventional
Posted by: Mark Talmo (---)
Date: October 03, 2021 10:55PM

Edward,
I suspect there is no structural difference between a “spin” and “cast” reel seat, only the additional trigger on the cast seat. A (triggerless) spin seat can certainly be used for casting but a “triggered” cast seat would be very uncomfortable for spin. Your 50lb build is kind-of on the fence / border when it comes to seat choice. While the composite Fuji DPS would certainly get the job done, peace-of-mind may suggest the machined aluminum Alps KLN Centra-Loc a better choice, albeit at a steeper price.

Mark Talmo
FISHING IS NOT AN ESCAPE FROM LIFE BUT RATHER A DEEPER IMMERSION INTO IT!!! BUILDING YOUR OWN SIMPLY ENHANCES THE EXPERIENCE.

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Re: spinning reel seat for conventional
Posted by: edward zinda (---.res.spectrum.com)
Date: October 04, 2021 12:22AM

well I feel a bit foolish as it is just a reel seat.. makes sense that it would not matter weather it was up or down..over here in the west they attach their 25-40 size reels to cork taped rods with a clamp.. any reel seat and a clamp should be just as strong. Ed

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Re: spinning reel seat for conventional
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: October 04, 2021 08:47AM

The only question I would have is whether the seats you are considering are compatible wtih the reel feet you plan to use. I don't know if this could be an issue or not. But the Alps aluminum reel seats are beautiful and bullet-proof.

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Re: spinning reel seat for conventional
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: October 04, 2021 09:17AM

It looks like the 1k graphite on the FRS seat isn't any heavier built than their other nylon versions, it may be why they listed it as a spinning seat, it may not take the abuse a heavy duty clamp and high clamp pressures can exhibit, a saltwater blank alone would have heavier wall thicknesses and dense construction. My rod rated your power also has a Fuji DPS seat on it, it's only 35 years old and caught fish near 10 ft long from time to time, it may fail yet, it has a full length arbor under it, and I rarely use the clamp.

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Re: spinning reel seat for conventional
Posted by: Russell Brunt (---)
Date: October 04, 2021 10:16AM

The only thing bad I could say about the Fuji DPS(M/H) line of reel seats is they aren't high in bling factor. They have never let me down. Like Spencer, I have some that are quite old.

I have them on my RCLB's rods and I think they are a good match. The blanks and the seats fall into what I'd call solid value choices. I feel the same way about Alconite guides.

That being said Alps is a solid choice. In particular I find the Batson family to be open, honest, and transparent. If contacted I'm sure they would give you good advice as to the best reel seat from their line for your needs.

Russ in Hollywood, FL.

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Re: spinning reel seat for conventional
Posted by: Michael Ward (---)
Date: October 05, 2021 10:45PM

Have used the FRS several times - admittedly as a spinning seat but no reason I see you could not use it for a casting seat. Solid quality product

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Re: spinning reel seat for conventional
Posted by: Jacob Buchanan (---)
Date: October 09, 2021 07:21PM

Hi Edward,
Have you had a look at American tackle company website Catalogue. They have an Awesome range of reel seats. Check out the CRSD think they are.
Cheers
Bucky



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