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Arctic Silver Quick Lock reel seat

Same footprint

The AFFTA standard

The standard

Varying angles

Combined reel and seat

Same standard

Rod testing

Comparison

No reel seat at all

A simple reel seat

Tube in the lathe

Conical tube

Drlling

Cutting

Cut feet

Milling off sides

Milled feet

The backside

Countersinking

A finished reel foot

Mounting

On the rod

Arctic Silver - Martin Joergensen - AFFTA - Gary Siemer, Vintage Fly Tackle - Lamson - Mudhole - Gerrit van der Meulen