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Post 03 Sep 2019, 08:58 • #1 
Master Guide
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Hi everyone,

We just added a nice selection of acrylic insert reel seats to the site. The inserts are turned by this forum's own Tom S. You can check them out here:

https://www.proofflyfishing.com/collections/acrylic-inserts-reel-seats

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Post 12 Sep 2019, 21:06 • #2 
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Another batch of inserts just loaded on Matt's site today. Some really nice colours in this latest batch.

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Post 03 Oct 2019, 12:42 • #3 
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I have a 3 wt. blank I am going to build in the winter (or sooner).What is the diameter of the inserts.


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Post 03 Oct 2019, 12:43 • #4 
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Tom S-Nice product!


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Post 03 Oct 2019, 14:36 • #5 
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ID of insert please


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Post 03 Oct 2019, 14:41 • #6 
Master Guide
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Hi everyone,

The bore is 3/8". They are generally mounted with a stent on glass rods.

https://www.proofflyfishing.com/collections/down-locking-reel-seats/products/fiberglass-stint-for-5-8wt-reel-seats

Thanks,

Matt


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Post 04 Oct 2019, 10:08 • #7 
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Thanks guys.

As Matt said they are bored out a 3/8", I found that trying to achieve a larger bore left the mortise prone to chipping/cracking while machining. You might be able to open them up a touch more with a file, but I would recommend just using a stent if you're building on a fiberglass blank.


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