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Winslow Rods carries the following reel seat skeletons / hardware at all times:

A-5 Nickel Silver or TiC-coated Nickel Silver with fine thread locking ring. Recessed uplocking fixed hood with a formed sliding hood. Best for 4wt to 8wt rods.

Curly Jarrah Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Amboyna Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod    
A-5 Tic-coated hardware A-5 Nickel Silver Hardware    
 

A-7 Black or Gunsmoke anodized aluminum with O-ring inset locking ring. Best installed uplocking. The fixed hood can be mounted in a recessed or flush mount grip. Machined sliding hood. Best for 2wt to 6wt rods. 16 mm.

Coolibah Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Cottonwood Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod    
A-7 Black anodized hardware A-7 Gunsmoke anodized hardware    
 
A-8 Black or Gunsmoke anodized aluminum with O-ring inset locking ring. Best installed uplocking. The fixed hood can be mounted in a recessed or flush mount grip. Machined sliding hood. Best for 6wt to 10wt rods. 18 mm.
Teal Stabalized Maple Burl Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod Afzelia Lay Insert Reel Seat for Fly Rod    
A-8 Black anodized hardware

A-8 Gunsmoke anodized hardware

   
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  Winslow Rods may also have other hardware options available at times - please inquire.

Please also see the Reel Seat Inserts page for a wide array of custom wooden inserts and wooden fighting butts.

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.