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Old 07-11-2021, 12:51 AM
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Default Reel seat repair?

Not sure if this is the right area to post, but ive got a couple older rods with plastic reel seats, they are staring to look pretty rough with a few little chips, was looking into getting some upgraded aluminum reel seats, has anyone done this? Thanks. (They are pretty stout rods i use for striper and catfish)
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Old 07-11-2021, 05:10 AM
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Iíve done it many times. Itís usually done by removing the rear grip, cutting off the old seat, bushing and installing new seat and rear grip. Pretty straight forward
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Old 07-11-2021, 07:07 AM
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Iíve done it many times. Itís usually done by removing the rear grip, cutting off the old seat, bushing and installing new seat and rear grip. Pretty straight forward
Yup. Will probably need to build up the tapered blank to achieve a proper fit, also under the new reel seat. You'll need to rattail or otherwise ream out the rear cork or foam grip to fit, use epoxy glue to secure all. 16mm seat will be on the small side, 17mm is a kind of standard for medium, 18mm if heavy duty, etc.

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