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Does anybody have any experience using these reel seats on a go-to surf rod? i bought a couple to have around in case i needed to repair a reel seat without tearing down teh whole rod. but now i am thinking about using one instead of taping on the reel, because i am uncertain exactly where i want to put the reel seat. any thoughts on durability? should i just tape it on and not bother with the skeleton seat? I know tim has at least one but i dont think that particular rod gets fished too often.

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BrianZ,

I used a Fuji LS-7 (black stainless)plate reel seat on a "Concept" wrapped 9' spinning rod.

It cinches the reel up well, but there is a bit of side to side reel/seat movement, probably because it is on top cork tape,

and the seat is taped on.

Sure makes it easy to move, though!

No corrosion.

 

Have fun.

What you makin?

 

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They make a nice one now. It has plastic inserts under the reel hoods. Much better than the older style. It also has a place in the center to wrap in addition to the two ends. that also makes it better. It's black with white plastic under the hoods and showing through in a circle with the FUJI name.

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brian, the skeleton seats are nice, but only on spinning rods. with casting reels you tend to torque a rod more and if cork tape is used underneath it can pull apart. with spinning they great s yo ucan easily pop a reel on and off. plus, they are light.

 

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