Have a Sage 586LL and the threads on the reel seat are losing their epoxy grip with the wood insert and moving as I tighten the seat on a reel foot. Seond LL I've had do this...20 year old rod...guess it's ok. Sage cautioned me against filling the reel seat with too much epoxy and getting it all over the exposed portion of the blank behind the wood insert...about 1/4" of blank inside the reel seat "cap" with the threads. How's a guy supposed to re epoxy this back in place without some extra goo getting back there? What is the recommended way to remove the hardened epoxy on the wood insert so I can get more epoxy back on it? Finally...besy way to remove overage epoxy from the wood insert without damaging the finish? Appreciate the help... Here are a couple pics to help understand... Something is wrong with File Manager for uploading pics...:beathead: Goes through the process...but no pics are added to the File Manager box. Five tries is enough. I don't think it's me as I've posted pics before. Will try to post pics shortly as I'd much rather fix this myself than pay Sage $50 + shipping both ways for a 15 minute solution.