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Where do you guys get your guides, reel seats and handles from?
I need to get a couple sets of componenets and dont want to spend a ton.
I am building a 7 wt beater for the salt and a 4 wt 3 piece for small streams
They don't look glamorous, but the Fuji graphite/aluminum reel seats are inexpensive, strong, and just about foolproof. They come in sizes for just about any fly rod.
For your small-stream rod, an inexpensive and attractive reel seat is one of the featherweight seats, with two rings, or one ring and a fixed end cap, over a cork (or wood) barrel. Yes, sliding rings do hold a small reel reliably.