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Spey Reel Seats
Posted by: Denham Bruce (---)
Date: January 10, 2022 08:16PM

Building a spey rod for a customer and he wants a reel seat that is going to make the rod look special. Something with a wood insert to give it a classic look that some might describe as "beautiful". Can somebody point me in the direction of where I can find such a seat? Have searched online and am having trouble finding larger reel seats that aren't solid aluminum.

Thanks, Denham

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Re: Spey Reel Seats
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.68.237.4.hwccustomers.com)
Date: January 10, 2022 09:07PM

Denham,
REC has a Spey seat that accepts a wooden spacer. They have a ton of nice wooden spacers to choose from.
Their spay seat is SWAU.

SWAU
[reelseats.com]

Herb
CTS

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Re: Spey Reel Seats
Posted by: Denham Bruce (---)
Date: January 10, 2022 09:23PM

Herb,

I saw that seat before but says on their site it's only available in walnut. Would be ideal if all their options were available.

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Re: Spey Reel Seats
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.68.237.4.hwccustomers.com)
Date: January 10, 2022 09:44PM

Denham,
I'll ask them if they will mill in a different wood for extra $.
Herb

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Re: Spey Reel Seats
Posted by: Phil Erickson (---)
Date: January 10, 2022 10:11PM

Batson has a number of reel seats with wood inserts. Most Spey rods do not need a very heavy reel seat.

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Re: Spey Reel Seats
Posted by: Tony Ciccozzi (---.ipv6.telus.net)
Date: January 10, 2022 11:09PM

Lemke makes beautiful reel seats with exotic wood inserts. Both Meiser and Burkheimer use them on their spey builds.

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Re: Spey Reel Seats
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: January 11, 2022 02:01AM

R. B. Meiser will sell you a seat, I have always liked the Ferguson style.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/11/2022 08:40AM by Spencer Phipps.

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Re: Spey Reel Seats
Posted by: Herb Ladenheim (---.68.237.4.hwccustomers.com)
Date: January 11, 2022 09:32AM

Denham
Do you want me to pursue it with REC?
Herb

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Re: Spey Reel Seats
Posted by: Terje Bendiksby (---.109-247-105.customer.lyse.net)
Date: January 11, 2022 01:23PM

Another option: [store.snakeguides.com]

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Re: Spey Reel Seats
Posted by: Denham Bruce (---)
Date: January 11, 2022 01:53PM

Herb, I appreciate the offer but I will contact them myself and look into it!

Also thanks everyone for the recommendations. I checked out Meiser and the link above, those are all the caliber reel seat I'm looking for. Now I think my customer might have too many options to consider!

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