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Re: Proof Components
Post 01 Aug 2019, 14:06 • #26 
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The fulcrum is ideally in the smack middle of the grip (my preference), so a DL seat puts the reel farther from the fulcrum (middle of the grip) than an UL seat. Therefore, a lighter reel can be used on a DL seat.

Think of your fly rod perfectly balanced on your finger, in the middle of the grip. Now you move your reel from an UL position to a DL position. The reel moved farther from your finger so, unless you get a lighter reel, it will now tip back towards the reel. Does that make sense?


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Re: Proof Components
Post 01 Aug 2019, 14:38 • #27 
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Joined: 05/20/19
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Yep. The fulcrum doesn't depend on reel positioning; the fulcrum is where the rod is held.

In essence, its like a teeter totter. Weight has greater leverage if the weight is shifted to the end of the lever.

Thanks.


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Re: Proof Components
Post 01 Aug 2019, 15:30 • #28 
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Joined: 10/30/14
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Location: Cayuga, Ontario, Canada
If you have a fixed balance point putting on a downlocking reel seat moves the reel back and increases the moment arm for the reel. That allows you to use a lighter reel to achieve the same effect as a heavier reel on an uplocking reel seat. You seem to be visualizing a moving balance point.


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Re: Proof Components
Post 15 Sep 2019, 18:25 • #29 
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Probably not needed to be said at this point, but Proof has been great. Matt has answered a ton of my questions, always respectful and responsive, and offers great products for the price.


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Re: Proof Components
Post 23 Sep 2019, 20:44 • #30 
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Joined: 04/02/14
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Location: US-KS
Any issues with a Proof order and one email it gets fixed. His cap and ring Seats are great and the Fenwick grips are on 3 of my old Fenwicks and most of my new builds from the past few years. Real nice stuff


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Re: Proof Components
Post 23 Sep 2019, 20:54 • #31 
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Location: Marana , Az
No issue with Matt at all but his web site is a little lacking . I just mad an order yesterday and got an email today that it's in the mail .


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Re: Proof Components
Post 02 Jul 2020, 09:00 • #32 
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Joined: 06/30/20
Posts: 37
Matt helped me out this past weekend. Broke off the end of the blank that I am working on by overtwisting, trying to get the reel seat off. I texted him (his # is on his website), and he called me shortly thereafter. On a weekend. We talked and decided an 11" stent will do what I need. He walked me through how to order the custom size on his website too. Can't say enough about the customer service experience. A+!


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Re: Proof Components
Post 02 Jul 2020, 09:05 • #33 
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Matt is a class act. We've emailed back and forth probably a hundred times over the course of the year I've been building. Here's been insanely helpful!


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