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Reel seat
Posted by: Greg Ware (---.72.223.160.nat.affiber.com)
Date: June 19, 2022 04:10PM

Can anyone offer suggestions as to where to find a reel seat for a NFC Iconoglass 8 wt fly blank with a 0.588 butt.
Thanks

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Re: Reel seat
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: June 19, 2022 06:03PM

Alps RCAH for me, pricey but very classy and bullet proof.

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Re: Reel seat
Posted by: Richard Bowers (97.120.160.---)
Date: June 19, 2022 08:00PM

Contact Mike McCoy at Snake Brand, he has great looking fly rod reel seats in Polished Aluminum, Nickel Silver, and Black Nickel. His wood inserts are outstanding! (https://www.snakeguides.com/)

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Re: Reel seat
Posted by: Aleks Maslov (Moderator)
Date: June 19, 2022 10:38PM

+1 for Lemke or McCoy - the Lemke seats are just beautiful, and I use them on personal rods.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 06/19/2022 11:33PM by Tom Kirkman.

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Re: Reel seat
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: June 20, 2022 06:04AM

Check the bore availability before buying.

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Re: Reel seat
Posted by: Bill Hickey (---.nycap.res.rr.com)
Date: June 20, 2022 09:01AM

You have plenty of options especially if you are looking for an all metal seat, several of the board sponsors carry stuff from REC, American Tackle, Batson and Pacific Bay, plus a few I may not have mentioned.

Joel Lemke has a couple also, he is the guy that makes Snake Brands skeletons. If you are looking for a wood with metal seat, that .588 bore is going to be tough, possible with certain woods, but you would be better off installing a Stent. You just cut off from the butt section the length of the seat you are using, the Stent goes insides the butt section, typically about 3 inches and epoxied in place. Stent is similar to a Spigot Ferrule to paint the picture. Then just install the seat on the Stent.

If you ever built on a Tom Morgan Rodsmiths glass blank, many of them come with a Stent, most models are rather large on the butt end.

I buy Carbon tubes from Goodwinds, lightweight and strong, they have many diameters and the wall thickness is substantial enough that you can slightly taper the tube so it will match the inside diameter of the blank.

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Re: Reel seat
Posted by: Mike Ballard (68.235.61.---)
Date: June 22, 2022 02:20PM

I do not know what sort of style or look you are after but a Fuji composite seat in a size 16 will easily fit your blank and holds a reel better than anything else.

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Re: Reel seat
Posted by: ben belote (---.hsd1.md.comcast.net)
Date: June 23, 2022 07:37AM

I second.what Mike suggested. It,s the only seat I use for fly,spin or cast.

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Re: Reel seat
Posted by: Alex purvis (---.res6.spectrum.com)
Date: June 24, 2022 10:45PM

I like proof fly fishing seats. They also don’t cost an arm or a leg either. Lemke makes really nice seats too.

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Re: Reel seat
Posted by: Kevin Landers (---.biz.spectrum.com)
Date: June 27, 2022 12:08PM

We make a ton of Fly seats and other accessories! We have dealers all over the US and the world so reach out to them and they will have what you need!

Kevin Landers

Marketing Manager
American Tackle Co.

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