reel seat size for my blank... first build
Posted 28 October 2013 - 09:37 PM
Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:34 AM
Posted 29 October 2013 - 09:43 AM
actually, 16/17/18 is more a question of fitting your hand. pick the diameter you're more comfortable with
If I'm not going to catch anything, then I'd rather not catch anything on flies.
Posted 29 October 2013 - 08:31 PM
Anyway, I would try a #16 or even the #18 seat. For your first rod, I would just build that rod the conventional way but after you get a few rods under your belt, I would steer you towards some better blanks. I know you're in the business already, so you would naturally look at the St.Croix but check out the Batson RX8 and check out the 822.5 blank. That might be more your style of fishing.
When you're ready to build that rod, come back and ask for instructions/directions on guides choices. We'll set you up with the right ones to use. We will use the 27X method or the microwave set-up. Either way, you'll be happy.
Posted 01 November 2013 - 10:55 AM
Posted 01 November 2013 - 02:40 PM
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Posted 02 November 2013 - 02:24 PM
The Wiebe or Super Sticker reelseats that have been so popular over the years on G Loomis rods are just a bit over 1 inch in diameter which is much closer to the OD of a 20 mm seat, the difference is that a standard 20mm seat is very long and won't always cinch down on all spinning reel feet. The seat used by Loomis and the new Edge rods is built shorter to fit.
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