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Uncoated reel seats
Posted by: Steven Corvin (---.lightspeed.brhmal.sbcglobal.net)
Date: November 23, 2017 09:25PM

What are the pros and cons of coated vs. Uncoated reel seats. I notice the Uncoated are about half the price. As you can probably tell we are newbies to the sport just took the mudhole class a couple of months ago.

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Re: Uncoated reel seats
Posted by: David Miller (---.triad.res.rr.com)
Date: November 24, 2017 01:34AM

The “comfort finish” reel seats has a rubber coated outer which does give a little more grip to it. Is it worth twice as much as the non coated that is up to the be holder.

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Re: Uncoated reel seats
Posted by: Glenn McMurrian (104.140.17.---)
Date: November 24, 2017 03:02AM

From using both non coated and coated I found almost no difference at all except for show and you palm the reel anyways.

Glenn McMurrian



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 11/24/2017 03:08AM by Glenn McMurrian.

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Re: Uncoated reel seats
Posted by: David Baylor (---.neo.res.rr.com)
Date: November 24, 2017 09:00AM

The "pro" would be the little bit better grip the soft touch type reel seats give. The con would be the sensitivity you loose with that type of reel seat. It's definitely a matter or personal preference.

Myself, I choose my reel seats based on what the rod will be used for. If I'm building a rod that will be used with techniques where sensitivity plays a major role, I choose a completely different type of reel seat than I would if I were using techniques where sensitivity doesn't matter as much.

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Re: Uncoated reel seats
Posted by: Michael Danek (---.alma.mi.frontiernet.net)
Date: November 24, 2017 05:45PM

I don't think I can tell the difference in sensitivity between comfort and regular. What I can tell, with one brand of spin seat comfort, is that it does not stay clean and bright like the regular. I don't know if it's deteriorating or what, but it's rough, looks bad, and in my opinion, not worth the cost. Other brands, on casting seats, the comfort is holding up fine and I like them.

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Re: Uncoated reel seats
Posted by: Steve Monroe (---.kya.res.rr.com)
Date: November 24, 2017 11:59PM

In my experience the coating peels off after about a year of use.

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Re: Uncoated reel seats
Posted by: Lance Schreckenbach (---.hfc.comcastbusiness.net)
Date: November 27, 2017 04:21PM

Steve Monroe Wrote:
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> In my experience the coating peels off after about
> a year of use.

X2 It wears off. The automobile type painted reel seats are much more durable if you need a coating.

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