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Below is a sampling of reel seat inserts and fighting butts turned in some of our favorite woods and acrylics. Other materials / custom orders can be turned at your request - please inquire. Please also see the Reel Seat Skeletons page for our standard options in hardware.

Reel Seat Installation Instructions: Your wood reel seat insert should be glued to the hardware before reaming it out to fit your rod blank. I find that 5-minute epoxy works best for me. Carefully ream the bore using a rattail file and/or a drill. I find that using a reversible drill and turning the drill bit backwards, works well to get the hole close to the desired diameter. I recommend installing the reel seat in the up-locking position.

Please also note that the images below are representative of the material's general characteristics only; no two reel seat inserts will ever be identical. Each reel seat insert is a one-of-a-kind work of art. Click on a thumbnail to view an enlargement.

Wooden Inserts

GROUP A

Afzelia Burl Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Afzelia Lay Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Alaskan Birch Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Australian Snake Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Afzelia Burl Afzelia Lay Alaskan Birch Australian Snake
Beefwood Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Big Leaf Maple Burl Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Birdseye Maple Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Birdseye Bocote Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Beefwood Big Leaf Maple Burl Birdseye Maple Birdseye Bocote
Wood Selection
Hardware Options

GROUP B

Black Cherry Burl Bubinga Buckeye Burl Camphoorwood
Catalpa Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Cedar Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Cocobolo Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Catalpa Cedar Chechun Cocobolo
Wood Selection
Hardware Options

GROUP C

Coolibah Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Corruguta Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Cottonwood Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Curly Jarrah Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Coolibah Corruguta Cottonwood Curly Jarrah
Curly Maple Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Curly Tasmanian Eucalyptus Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Ebony Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Curly Maple Curly Tasmanian Eucalyptus Ebony Ironwood
Wood Selection
Hardware Options

GROUP D

Kingwood Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Jarrah Burl Kingwood Koa Lace Sheoak
Lacewood Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Leopardwood Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Lacewood Leopardwood Locust Lace Manitoba Maple
Wood Selection
Hardware Options

GROUP E

Myrtle Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Maple Burl Mesquite Mexican Rosewood Myrtle
Olive Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Osage Orange Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Redwood Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Olive Osage Orange Pacific Yew Burl Redwood
Wood Selection
Hardware Options

GROUP F

Sassafras Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Sausage Quilt Maple Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Sheoak Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Teak Burl Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Sassafras Sausage Quilt Maple Sheoak Teak Burl
Tulipwood Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Walnut Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Wyoming Cedar Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Thuya Tulipwood Walnut Wyoming Cedar
Wood Selection
Hardware Options

GROUP G

York Gum Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Yew York Gum
Wood Selection
Hardware Options

GROUP H

Amboyna Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Rosewood Burl Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Sapele Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Amboyna Rosewood Burl Sapele
Wood Selection
Hardware Options

GROUP I

Green Stabilized Maple Burl Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Teal Stabalized Maple Burl Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Stabilized Green Maple Stableized Teal Maple
Wood Selection
Hardware Options

GROUP J

Snakewood Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Surinam Snakewood
Wood Selection
Hardware Options

       
Acrylic Inserts

GROUP K

Black & Gold Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Black Neon Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Blue Flake Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Blue Sea Spray Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Black & Gold Black Neon Blue Flake Blue Sea Spray
Blue & Purple Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Cappucino Flake Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Evergreen Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Blue & Purple Cappucino Cappucino Flake Evergreen
Acrylic Color
Hardware Options

GROUP L

Green Flake Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Lava Flow Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Midnight Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Milky Way Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Green Flake Lava Flow Midnight Milky Way
Mint Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Peach Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Purple Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Red & Blue Pearl Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Mint Peach Purple Red & Blue Pearl
Acrylic Color
Hardware Options

GROUP M

Red & White Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Red Flake Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Sooo Blue Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Tiger's Eye Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Red & White Red Flake Sooo Blue Tiger's Eye
Watermelon Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod White Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Watermelon White
Acrylic Color
Hardware Options

GROUP N

Black Pearl Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Blue Hawaii Acrylic Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod
Black Pearl Blue Hawaii
Acrylic Color
Hardware Options