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Stuart Smith

rod bits
« on: December 07, 2013, 01:15:07 AM »
hi all

im looking to see if anyone knows the names of places in the uk to get rod components
i have had a look at David Norwich but was looking for reel seats, handles and eyes
what others are good to use?

thanks stuart
Happy hunting

Ben_D

Re: rod bits
« Reply #1 on: December 07, 2013, 08:12:26 AM »
HI Stu,

Get Flex Coat Epoxy & measuring syringes from Norwich, cork from the dude on Ebay and guides from Hopkins & Holloway http://www.guidesnblanks.com/  Get Seymo American patter hard snakes 619AP, sizes are on Sage Website

If Muir will make you an insert for the 590, I have some Pac Bay fittings that will do for that.  Other than that, decent seats are hard to find which is why we are making them up.  Company called Hi Level in Sweden have some nice ones and a company called rod rings & things in Devon supply Pac Bay stuff, the seat I put on my 790 came from them, it's a Pac Bay CL7RC-B which is a light weight black Al job.  Struble have some stuff left in USA, REC do nice seats too but both are expensive.  Get REC winding check too, Pac Bay ones are too big for the rods we are building up, very chunky for lighter rods.

Cheers

Ben

Rob Brownfield

Re: rod bits
« Reply #2 on: December 09, 2013, 08:50:31 AM »
Another place I have used a lot is Meadow Fishery in Cheshire. http://www.meadowfishery.com/products/rod-building.

Also, there is Jakes Custom Rods http://www.jakescustomrods.co.uk/
Custom Fishing Rods http://www.customfishingrods.co.uk/fishing-rods/components/fly-rods/
Foxons http://www.foxons.com/rod-building

and Mudhole in the US now supply direct to the UK.
Ok, I admit it, I quite like this salmon fishing lark....

 




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