Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by D3Smartie, May 25, 2004.

  1. 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
  2. Greg's Custom Rods in Lake Stevens, great guy and fair prices.
  3. 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.

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