Newbie question here. I am about to start in on my third rod. This one is a 7wt and I want to add a fighting butt. Can I add a fighting butt to any reel seat, or do I need specific reel seats designed to have fighting butts? I was looking on one dealers web page a saw that struble had a u18 reel seat with a u18fb fighting butt before they stopped making them, so it made me wonder, do I need to look for a reel seat/fighting butt designed to fit together?
Dec 20 2012, 11:52 PM
If you do not want to make it a removable fighting butt, then just add the fighting butt t the end of the blank and then add the reelseat and grip. I offer a cork check that fits the barrel end of of Lemke seats that I sell that makes it come out very nice and asthetically pleasing on the transformation. The seat on the right is the LC1NP uplocking withe the cork check.
Dec 21 2012, 12:20 PM
Take a look at this link. It might clear up some of your questions if you decide to make up a permenanant FB. I think now I have three rods with permenant butts and one (the first attempt at a FB) with a removable butt. I have lost and found the removable FB twice now in the bottom of my boat.