Looking For A Fighting Butt Reel Seat Cap

Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Olive bugger, Mar 12, 2012.

  1. I have an older rod that I built some thirty years ago. Somehow I have lost the cap off the end of the reel seat and the the two components that screw down the reel can be screwed off the rear of the rod.
    I believe the reel seat is a REC but I do not recall what I used. I measured the reel seat and the ID on
    it is .650 and the OD is .750. These are approximate measurements but rather close.

    I contacted REC but they were of little help in locating a piece to epoxy into the reel seat. Does anyone
    have any recommendations of where I could find something like this. A search of the web led me to
    England, but that is a bit far for such a small piece. I would appreciate any assistance I can get. Thanks
  2. Call Fishermans Outlet.They will have what you need.They are Pac-Bay and Batson dealers.
  3. Thanks, I will give them a call tomorrow.
  4. Where do you live? I might have one that fits for free if your local and want to stop by. I live in Puyallup
  5. Boy I certainly appreciate that Tyler. However, I live in Woodinville, and I
    seldom get that far south. Free is always good, but I would think that your offer would require a treat on me of some sort, even if it were a only a cuppa of joe or lunch.

    I believe I recall that the reel seat is a REC. I doubt that I would have put a high end reel seat on the rod, at least at that time. It is a good seat, just missing a cap. I called REC yesterday and gave them some dimensions and
    was told to look for a NBM, which I would guess is some sort of reel seat.

    I found what I want at Cabelas, but it is on back order and they do not give any dimensions on it. Since it is only $5.00 I might order it and when it comes in see if it will fit and I can Epoxy it in. Since I am not a rod builder by trade or avocation, I am caught in a steep learning curve here.

    Anyway, I appreciate your offer and thank you.
  6. Well, I think I found the part I need. Thanks again for your help.

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