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Skeleton Fly rod reel seat hardware
Posted by: Scott VanGuilder (162.96.105.---)
Date: July 11, 2005 05:07PM

I am looking for a nice skeleton reel seat combo for a 3/4 wieght fly rod. I made the insert already figuring I would use a gold colored fuji number 16 and I layed it all out on the table and it looked cheesy, so I want to get something a litte more elegant. The handle, the insert and the butt cap are all made from a nice peice of boxed elder that is shot through with red in the grain.

I am thinking something like a nickel/silver set would look nice, anyone got any suggestions where I can find something like that would fit what I already have. I Browsed the advertisers on the left here but didn't see anything that I thought would work. Any ideas welcome.

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Re: Skeleton Fly rod reel seat hardware
Posted by: Gerry Rhoades (209.200.194.---)
Date: July 11, 2005 06:01PM

Does the same Fuji seat in silver also look cheesy?

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Re: Skeleton Fly rod reel seat hardware
Posted by: Anonymous User (---.amtrak-west.com)
Date: July 11, 2005 06:33PM

Scott:

Try the Struble nickle silver skeleton seats, like the U-24. There are other nickle silver reel seats that Struble makes, but this one is less utilitarian and much more beautiful. I have used this reel seat in about 6 rods now, and the customers have been quite delighted.

There are other makers of nickle silver reel seats, but this looks good to the eye.

Doug Weber
Weber Rod Works



Edited 2 time(s). Last edit at 07/11/2005 06:38PM by Doug Weber.

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Re: Skeleton Fly rod reel seat hardware
Posted by: Scott VanGuilder (---.client.mchsi.com)
Date: July 12, 2005 07:44AM

Gerry, I think what makes it look cheesy is the graphite portion of the reel seat. It may even look better in plain black, but I want something that will really fit well with the rest of the handle and rod assembly.

I will have to see if I can hunt down that struble and see if I can find a picture of it.

Thanks for the input, and if anyone else has any ideas I am open to hearing them.

Scott

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