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Old 01-26-2009, 03:52 PM
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Default Replacing a reel seat

Ok, I just got my hands on a used 6 foot 5 weight Fenwick glass rod. It is a custom build. The finish is pretty good along with the cork. But the reel seat is an awfull plastic thing that is way too long for the rod. Now, what is the best way to remove it? I heard that you can dip it in hot water for a while and slide it off. What kink of glue is best for installing a new one. Thanks for any input.
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I guess I should have checked previous threads. I found quite a bit on reel seats and their removal. OOps!
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Did ya get the seat off yet?
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Default Re: Replacing a reel seat

Not yet, I'm shopping around for a nice reel seat first before I jump into this. I can't find rod building suppliers in my area, so I will have to order online. I'm a little worried about damaging the rod underneath the reel seat. Does the blank go thru the reel seat all the way to the butt cap? Please excuse my ignorance.
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Be firm in the removal, not forceful! If it's not loose enough it's NOT going to come off, so don't go cranking the rod the opposite direction that you're cranking the seat. If all else fails, and it may, use a dremel tool to CAREFULLY cut through the seat lengthwise in many places to remove it. The rod goes all the way through the cork and reel seat to the very end cap. Slow and steady over all else!
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