I'm not a rod builder, or I may need to find someone to help me. I am seriously considering (if it is at all possible) to convert my double-ring-cork seat on my mid 1970's early Orvis graphite rod. It is a 6 wt. - 1/7/8 oz. rod. It casts like a dream and compares to almost a 4 wt by todays standards. (For those interested, and a little off the subject... I have a new Airflo 5 wt. line that works perfect for the rod. A recent comparison of a new similar rod would be the new Winston BIIt, which is very close in action, being on the slower side--and, a wonderful rod to cast also in a 4 wt.) Anyway, does anyone know if it is possible to change the double-rings to an uplock type of reel seat or anything other than the two ring setup? Would someone have to remove the entire grip to do this if it is possible? And finally, do you know who could do that for a reasonable price? I don't like the double-ring setup because the rings always come loose. This is a wonderful rod to cast.