Saturday, October 20, 2007

Reel seats

I got hold of some nice reel seats for my current and future rod-building projects. Pictured on the left are Struble D-2 and D-8 models, with blued and bright nickel silver hardware. My original plan was to bronze-tone the bright D-8, using the bronzing solution, but I decided to use it as is, for my half-finished McFarland blank.

I have also recently made this all cork down-locking seat, pictured on the top. I used some leftover parts, including the stainless steel ring, as well as the combination of Copano burl cork and the regular cork. It will probably be used in the upcoming months, perhaps for some short, light line glass rod.



Hi Vlad,

What a wonderful components! It's ART!! So Beautiful... I really think you got special eyes (and hands) in building rods... looking forward to the final rod : )


flyfishingunlimited said...

Hi Mark,

Thanks for your kind words. I am waiting until one of the rods is drying right now. It is built on an old 5pc brown unsanded Lamiglas blank. It is a strong rod, good for warmwater fishing or for throwing larger streamers for trout. I will post the pictures soon.

Thanks for stopping by,