Here is an example of one of my optional reel seats I make (left). It is black walnut with bronze ring and cap with rope knurling. I can also make this hardware in Nickle siver with rope knurling or straight knurling.
There are many options available for your Hexagon, Quad, or R-quad rods. I am offering Trout Stalker Series rods which includes blued hardware and ferrules with dark or bronze guides and brown earth tone wraps. These rods can be made in semi-gloss or matte varnish so there’s no reason to blame the flash of the rod to spook fish if you believe that. Two options of reel seats are, Bronze reel seat hardware or Nickel reel seat hardware.
Above: Here is a picture of the F. E. Thomas style optional hook keeper that I make. It is shown on a Quad rod, but it is also available for Hexagon rods.
These are the ones shown with rope knurling, straight and fine knurl is another option. These are made in bronze or nickel silver hardware. Additional cost $165.00 for custom reel seats. Check how I finish my reel seats including multiple coats of hard varnish. I also put in an internal taper on the slide band so it doesn’t dig into the reel seat wood and will slide on the reel foot much better.
F. E. Thomas style winding check hook keeper. Additional cost of $85.
Offering Bronze ferrules made on my lathe from solid bronze stock. These would be offered on my custom series $ 200.00, these are lighter, stronger, and tougher than Nickel silver. These are much more difficult to machine in thin walls than N/S and work best with Hollow rods.
Blue hardware on reel seat and ferrules with protective coating-$60.00
Here is my custom signature wrap (left). Blued hardware on reel seat. I like the look of this rod.
Above is another picture of the F. E. Thomas style optional hook keeper that I make. It is shown on a Quad rod,
but it is also available for Hexagon rods.
Here is an example of my design of a half wells grip, it also sports my wire loop H/ K Bronze. This has my custom walnut reel seat with Bronze hardware and fine knurl. The rod is a 8 ‘ 4″ Hollow R-quad.
Here is example of Bronze ferrules I make out of solid 642 Bronze solid stock, strong and Lt.
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