Re: Need help with a repair issue
Well there's a few things you can do
A) Put some tape on the reel foot and be done with it
B) Find a reel that fits
C) Change out the reel seat
Installing a new reel seat is one of the easiest repairs you can make on a fly rod.
To remove the old seat it's a matter of breaking the glue seal. The easiest way is to put a plastic bag over the seat and stand the rod butt up in a pan of boiling water on the stove. After a bit and using a rag, you should be able to pull it right off.
Then it's just a matter of gluing on a new seat with slower drying epoxy.
You may have to adjust the "bushings" under the seat. Built up layers of masking tape work fine
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