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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 30 Mar 2021, 21:35 • #51 
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Winston downlocking reel seats will always be my favorite...

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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 30 Mar 2021, 21:42 • #52 
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Really gorgeous seats... wow ~ Winston seats are high class. Easy on the eyes...
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Bamboo stacked seats by Kab


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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 30 Mar 2021, 21:46 • #53 
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Thanks, Brian...nice downlockers you have there, indeed!


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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 31 Mar 2021, 19:37 • #54 
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Saw this thread a couple of days ago and thought I might add a picture with some of my inserts. Most of mine go on cane rods, but I have no problem with using them for glass.

Tim



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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 31 Mar 2021, 23:43 • #55 
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Very nice stuff Tim!


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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 03 Apr 2021, 04:50 • #56 
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Tim, Splendid results. Thank you for posting.


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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 10 May 2021, 12:27 • #57 
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Varnished cork can be very pretty too. Varnishing cork (and acorn butt caps) was style preference of the late Paul Brown. These are old stock Fenwick World Class blanks that I recently finished up, a 902 and a 903. Each has a 6 inch grip and a 3.25 inch seat. You may read more about his rods here
viewtopic.php?f=3&t=13930

902 (with acorn butt cap)





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903 (finished this one a few years ago, but thought I might share it too. Another varnished seat but I stained the cork red)





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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 10 May 2021, 15:51 • #58 
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WOW, I like that!!


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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 10 May 2021, 18:08 • #59 
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Since I can't do it individually, lets see if I can do it this way.

https://www.facebook.com/photo?fbid=200 ... 6411867518


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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 13 May 2021, 10:33 • #60 
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Thanks Bamboozle!


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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 13 May 2021, 21:54 • #61 
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The William A Harms McFarland specials reel seats made of mortised and polished olive wood are mighty fine. I love the inlaid butt section. My 4 weight pictured here with blackened sliding bands and the older model San Miguel.


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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 14 May 2021, 10:08 • #62 
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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 14 May 2021, 15:33 • #63 
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With apologies to my good friend, Matt Leiderman for using a photo of his rod that I took at the latest McFarland gathering, I have to say his latest Winston bamboo rod has a reel seat that is one of my all time favorites. Nobody did zebra wood inserts like Winston back in the day. That Kineya is some additional eye candy of course. (It’s nice to see that a thread that I started back in 2007 when all was right with the world, at least for me, continues.)


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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 14 May 2021, 22:22 • #64 
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That is a gorgeous setup. Delighted to help contribute!


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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 15 May 2021, 14:19 • #65 
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Since this thread is about reel seats, I hope it's okay for this to be here. This snake skin reel seat is the only one I've seen like this. The reel seat and Winston IM6 rod were custom made by Marty DeSapio. I can't take a photo that does the seat justice...it is absolutely beautiful to see in person. https://dryflynm.blogspot.com/2021/02/t ... pdate.html



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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 16 May 2021, 17:28 • #66 
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Bi metal seat I got from Shane a few years back. Insert is cocobolo. Blank is a Pac Bay Tradition IM6 904. Bill (WJude) got me into these blanks. They fish nicely!


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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 17 May 2021, 15:56 • #67 
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Here's one from years ago that I built for a Kabuto 805 blank. The wood is osage orange and I fabricated the hardware from brass. The butt cap is meant to be a stylized chrysanthemum flower, a symbol of the Japanese Royalty. The reel is a Kineya 301B.


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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 17 May 2021, 23:58 • #68 
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That is a very cool seat Tiptop!!!!


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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 18 May 2021, 12:47 • #69 
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Artworks!


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Re: Beautiful reel seats
Post 18 Jun 2021, 12:10 • #70 
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ABSOLUTE works of art Tim.........


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