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  1. #1
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    Default Reel seat insert

    I was given a block of birds eye maple and one of curly maple. I am trying to decide which one to use for my insert. Which would y'all use on an old glass rod?
    John L.

    "The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?" Lee Wulff

    “Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.” – Herbert Hoover

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    Thumbs up Re: Reel seat insert

    I have both on a lot of my rods,but I would go with the birds eye.

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    Default Re: Reel seat insert

    He showed me a block of Black and White Ebony but it is being saved for something special.
    John L.

    "The finest gift you can give to any fisherman is to put a good fish back, and who knows if the fish that you caught isn't someone else's gift to you?" Lee Wulff

    “Be patient and calm – for no one can catch fish in anger.” – Herbert Hoover

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    Default Re: Reel seat insert

    The black and white sounds like a impregnated one I would of liked on the 4wt Quickline I just finished flash us a pic after you get it turned and mounted on a blank. tight lines

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    Default Re: Reel seat insert

    The birdseye maple is probably a bit more subtle in looks than the curly maple.

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    Default Re: Reel seat insert

    So what did you decide and what does it look like now?

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