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Cheap Reel seat
« on: December 06, 2011, 13:40:52 PM »
Just started making a Christmas present for the sprog.

Plan is to take a 4 piece 9' 7wt Fladen Vantage? fly rod and convert it into a 2 1/4 piece bait fishing/ possible have a try fly rod.

Having small hands requires a custom built handle which in turn requires a smaller reel seat. The one which came with the rod was stripped off but the hood diameter will be perilously close to the OD of the recessed cork handle.

Does anyone know where I could purchase one cheap - the rod was 24 so he is not getting a top of the range reel seat, which is all I can see on the net.

The blank colour is maroon but I'm not too fussed about seat colour & I can measure the handle hood recess ID when I get home.
Also I've bought a butt section so no end cap will be required.

Thanks for any help.


Sandy Nelson

Re: Cheap Reel seat
« Reply #1 on: December 06, 2011, 21:27:19 PM »

i've a few odd ones kicking about, now my stuff has arrived.
i'll throw a couple in a bag and you can take whichever suits  :z16
will drop you a line once i have them sorted :wink

John Geirach 1999 "Millions of trout have died of old age before i could catch them and there's not a damn thing i can do about that"


Re: Cheap Reel seat
« Reply #2 on: December 06, 2011, 21:44:09 PM »
 :z16 Thanks Sandy,

I can pass those reamers on at the same time.


Rob Brownfield

Re: Cheap Reel seat
« Reply #3 on: December 07, 2011, 17:18:36 PM »
You can buy a Wayland "fuji copy" reel seat for less than a fiver. I think Sloans has them.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....


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