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#1 mrbigfish

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Posted December 21 2007 - 10:04 PM

was looking at the 10 ft lami with no reel seat and wondering how one goes about attaching the reel to the rod. my buddy mentioned tommy tape and if so where do i find such a product. seems that lamiglas rods have been off lately as far as guides and reel seats being out of line. the girl at lamiglas said that they kept going through different rod builders and that was probobly why they are a bit off but i ordered the xs101ms in place of an arra i snapped but now im thinkin of exchanging it for the 10 ft with no reel seat. any info on the attachment would be greatly appreciated.



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Posted December 21 2007 - 10:57 PM

no seat = xs 101msac, think ac at end means all cork .
Thats my main rod this past year . Really is a great rod .
Taping reel is easy. find distance from butt thats comfortable . try a few spots just use a few strips, trial and error .
I read about tommy tape ,I use 3m electrical tape#1710[homies] overlap wraps and back over stem .
I top off wrap with a wrap of cloth elec tape . find this eliminates any slip.

Taping is very secure,allows you to change reel position and you can customize size of grip [more or less wraps]



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Posted December 21 2007 - 11:37 PM

Tommy tape is good, if you can find it. Ace carries a very similar product, and so do others probably, it's a rubber like, compression tape that bonds to itself creating a very tight seal. It's good stuff. I prefer it over electrical tape because there is no adhesive. No adhesive means that every time the tape is removed none of the cork on the handle comes off. I wrap a layer of the compression tape where the reel seat will go (this allows for a better seating) place the real on, then wrap. I know a belt and suspenders guy who secures the reel with a plastic cable tie before taping. Makes him happy.

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Got the msac too, love it.


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Posted December 22 2007 - 1:20 AM

Make sure you wrap the area where you want to place the reel with tape before placing the reel on and wrapping it. It provides a better 'seat' for the reel foot and protects the cork on top and the adhesive to the blank.


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Posted December 22 2007 - 1:33 AM

or get a coaster.



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Posted December 22 2007 - 9:45 AM

Use Scotch 33, I've used it for 15 years. You can also get a tape-on reel seat. Try The Surfcaster mail-order. You can tape it on to custom fit you, but have the convenience of quick disconnect for reel cleaning.



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Posted December 22 2007 - 10:21 AM

Use Scotch 33, I've used it for 15 years. You can also get a tape-on reel seat. Try The Surfcaster mail-order. You can tape it on to custom fit you, but have the convenience of quick disconnect for reel cleaning.


And the annoyance of having to re-tighten the hoods on the plate seat every few casts

I've done both. Taping the reel direct to the blank is better.


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Posted December 22 2007 - 10:29 AM

I use a Fuji black stainless plate surf seat (google it). Taped it in place until I found a good spot then had it wrapped by a rod builder. Very solid and I can remove my reels for cleaning very quickly.


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Posted December 22 2007 - 10:57 AM

I use the same one as Emgred No problems! Blk fuji



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Posted December 22 2007 - 5:01 PM

Always used plain old black electrical tape, always worked for me.


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Posted December 22 2007 - 8:29 PM

And the annoyance of having to re-tighten the hoods on the plate seat every few casts

I've done both. Taping the reel direct to the blank is better.



I have used the Fuji plate seat taped directly on the blank with 3M electrical tape, not over cork. It works OK with spinning reels but with conventionals I agree with DJ, it's a PIA, too much wobble for fishing. With conv. I use it only to sort out a setup.



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Posted December 22 2007 - 10:13 PM

Google "rubber self fusing electrical tape" I've used it on large motor connections. Should be able to get it at any electrical supply store. It's cheap. Same thing as Tommy Tape.


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Posted December 25 2007 - 11:51 AM

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Posted December 28 2007 - 1:56 PM

Scotch 33 is great.



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Posted December 28 2007 - 11:15 PM

I use the tape on seat then I put a couple of wraps of electrical tape around the seat when the reel is in it stops any opening or looseness hope this helps.....rreelman