* Uplocking rosewood insert (My standard reel seat)
The Uplocking reel
seat with wood insert is my standard reel seat. It places the reel
close to the back of the casting hand, moving the center of gravity forward.
The model I have chosen is light weight, attractive and functional.
It's meant to last a long time.
Downlocking with walnut insert
reel seat is another popular reel seat. This reel seat moves the
weight of the reel away from the casters hand. It's often chosen
for longer rods, where the weight of the rod needs to be balanced by the
The Down Locking reel seat I use is attractive and functional.
in reel seats is the material. This reel seat is an black anodized
aluminum reel seat. These seats ar popular with people who want
Uplocking gold reel seat with redwood insert
reel seats are often made of aluminum or nickel silver. Today other
materials are available. This reel seat features a gold colored alloy,
bonded to the surface of the reel seat. This non traditional choice
is seen by some as gaudy, however it can be tastefully done when paired
with a matching reel.
Downlocking maple sliding band
band is another popular light weight reel seat. Contrary to
popular opinion, the sliding band reel seat usually holds the reel very
It's recommended for lighter, shorter rods. The down locking
version will move the reel away from the back of the hand.
Uplocking rosewood sliding band
sliding band will move the weight of the reel closer to the back of the
casting hand. Good for small or light rods.