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Reel seat nfc fast glass
Posted by: Brandon fennimore (---)
Date: January 18, 2023 06:17PM

So I’m building a nfc fastbglass, where I want the reel seat to end up is roughly 14mm 13.995mm to be exact, I purchased a size 16 crb gec2 reel seat with a ct150 insert. The insert doesn’t fit the reel seat or the blank to where I need it to. Contacted mud hole about it not fitting reel seat and they said it’s the wrong insert so that’s solved. But my question is what size should I be using a 16 or 17 I want to use the insert because without it the reel seat still has a pretty sizable gap between it and the rod blank.

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Re: Reel seat nfc fast glass
Posted by: Norman Miller (Moderator)
Date: January 18, 2023 06:52PM

Most size 16 reel seat seats have an ID of about 15 - 15.5 mm, if an insert is used the ID is reduced to about 13 mm or less. So for your blank, don’t use a size 16 reel seat requiring an insert. Doesn’t look like there is a 17 CRB GEC2 casting reel seat. You could use a Fuji ESCM reel seat in a size 14. It should work fine. It’s still one of my favorite seats.
Norm

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Re: Reel seat nfc fast glass
Posted by: Brandon fennimore (---)
Date: January 18, 2023 07:48PM

Sounds good thanks norm! Now I kinda wanted a reel seat with a hidden thread locking hood the American tackle g2 has a ID of 0.600 with insert and is a size 16 would this work??

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Re: Reel seat nfc fast glass
Posted by: Norman Miller (Moderator)
Date: January 18, 2023 09:13PM

The specifications for the CRB CT150 CF insert for the GEC2 seat states it has an ID of 14mm (.551”), so it may fit your blank. It will be close but should fit. I guess I should have looked at the specs first before replying.
Norm



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 01/18/2023 09:28PM by Norman Miller.

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Re: Reel seat nfc fast glass
Posted by: Brandon fennimore (73.150.189.---)
Date: January 18, 2023 10:24PM

So I already bought it and received it and it says it fits the reel seat but in fact doesn’t, the insert will fit only to where the blank hits that .551 mark and no further it’s definitely too tight, and the reel seat without the insert is literally right in that sweet spot where it’s just still too big and would leave too much of a gap between it and where the blank would be exposed

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Re: Reel seat nfc fast glass
Posted by: Spencer Phipps (---)
Date: January 18, 2023 11:12PM

Lay down some finish and then try it.

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Re: Reel seat nfc fast glass
Posted by: Norman Miller (Moderator)
Date: January 18, 2023 11:34PM

Save that reel seat for another build on a thinner blank. The Fuji ECSM and the Fuji ACS reels seats will both fit your blank. Get the 14 mm size and if needed they can be reamed to fit the blank. They don’t need an insert and you are in direct contact with the blank not an insert. You can use the Fuji KSKSS or a cut down KDPS hidden thread hood with these seats. In fact, the unilock hood for the CRB seat may fit the Fuji seats. I have never used a CRB seat, but hoods from some (but not all) manufacturers will fit seats of other manufacturers.
Norm

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Re: Reel seat nfc fast glass
Posted by: Brandon fennimore (---)
Date: January 19, 2023 10:20AM

Spencer I never thought of that I like that idea, and norm I’m definitely keeping it mud hole just called and is sending me a new insert free of charge so that’s really awesome they are doing that. I will look into those reel seat that sounds nice not needing an insert! Thanks both of yous big big help!!

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