Spey Rod Seat/Handle

#1
Gents,

I've decided to build a Sage 6126-4 for this season. Does anyone know what reel seat is used by sage? Who builds cork handles for this type of rod?
Thanks.
 

Craig Hardt

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#2
When you say "build" do you mean finding someone who makes custom grips or buy a pre-made retail grip?

For pre-made grips there are a dozen online retailers that carry them or since you are in Vancouver you can also head over to Angler's Workshop in Woodland and look at what they have.
 
#3
I was over at Angler's Workshop yesterday, to get a catalog. They do have a nice selection of premade grips (worst case, I'd dig out my lathe). I'm interested in whose reel seat Sage uses on their light apey rods? Thanks again.
 
#4
Im not sure what seet sage uses. Ive been using a struble u15hg seat on a few builds lately and they are pretty nice. They also make a larger version u18hg. I think the u15 would work for your 6126. I know Bob Meiser is now using these seets on his rods so that should tell you something about there quality and performance. There also fairly reasonably priced. Might be worth a look. Im pretty sure Ive ordered them through anglers workshop so they probably have them in stock. Good luck on your build. Kevin
 
#5
Kevin,

I'm going over to Angler's tomorrow. Spoke with them on Friday and was told that they routinely put together kits for Sage buildups. I also spoke with Sage and they too pointed me toward Angler's Workshop. I already have a 6136-4 that I've been fishing this season. The new rod I'm building is for a fishing buddy who also wants one (after my rave reviews).
Thanks, ED