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Traditional Nickel Silver Fly Fishing Reel Seats

fly rod reel seatsThe reel seat. It is the most recognizable component that stands out on a fly rod. To some custom builders, rod makers and fly fishers, choosing the proper reel seat is an important decision that takes reflection and more thought and consideration than just settling for the cheap and easy.

It is important because by the very nature of their craft custom rod makers and builders know the design and execution of their custom fly rod is a reflection on them and their level of craftsmanship, artisitic skill and their ability to meet the needs of the fly fishers who place value on something more than what they see or feel with the mass produced.

We are makers of traditional nickel silver and anodized aluminum reel seat hardware and the finest in top-quality wood spacers.  Our hardware designs are driven by tradition and are precisely made and well executed.  They are well suited for the purpose and are not cheap in quality or mass produced. The custom builder will enjoy working with our reelseats. The fit and finish make them easy to assemble and they are consistently well made.  Our standard bore is .375" but we can easily accomodate larger bore requests for large diameter fiberglass and graphite blanks. Please make note in the comments section when placing your order.

Our varnished woods and stabilized burl spacers are truly unique, singularly selected and finely finished.  We take what occurs randomly in nature and through our own skill and experience draw it out and turn it into something that reflects those attributes which are most important to the custom builder or maker.

Please scroll through what we have put on display here.  Please contact us should you have any questions about our reel seats.

Check out our Varnished and Stabilized Wood page for close up images of our woods.


Up Locking Threaded Barrel Nickel Silver - .720" - stabilized wood sleeve with a stabilized wood core

CODE: ULTB720DLXWC

$145.00
This seat is a great example of the Bellinger craftsmanship. Highly select grades of stabilized wood are combined to create a very unique reel seat with... More

Up Locking Sliding Band Nickel Silver - .660" deluxe - stabilized wood only

CODE: ULSB660DLX

$92.50
The deluxe version of our uplocking sliding band reel seat features a highly decorative turned end. This is a reel seat you might consider for that... More

Payne-style "Cap & Ring" Down Locking Sliding Band Nickel Silver - .690" - with varnished or stabilized wood spacer

CODE: DLSB690PAYNE

$67.00
The second choice in our Payne style reproduction reel seat is a downlocking sliding band "cap and ring". Features the same tapered end cap and wedding... More

Down Locking Threaded Barrel Nickel Silver 680 - die-formed pocket - Varnished or Stabilized Wood Spacer

CODE: DLTB680FP

$79.45
This non-mortised down locking version of our 680 nickel silver threaded barrel seat with a die-formed pocket is an excellent choice for rods up... More

Leonard-style "Cap and Ring" Down Locking Sliding Band Nickel Silver - .690" - with varnished or stabilized wood spacers

CODE: DLSB690LEONARD

$67.00
Our version of the H.L. Leonard cap and ring style reel seat. Features full width Leonard style band, end cap and trim ring. Features the Leonard style... More

Up Locking Threaded Barrel Nickel Silver - .660" - stabilized wood sleeve with cork core

CODE: ULTBDLX660CC

$145.00
An uplocking threaded barrel version of our stabilized wood and cork core reel seat. Suitable for up to 5wt rods. Comes complete with flared nickel... More

Down Locking Sliding Band Nickel Silver - .660" - hardware only set

CODE: DLSB660HWO

$37.50
Want to turn your own wood spacer? Consider our nickel silver hardware only sets in our more popular traditional down locking sliding band cap and... More

Down Locking Threaded Barrel Nickel Silver 660 - Varnished or Stabilized Wood Spacer

CODE: DLTB660

$72.00
A down locking version of our 660 threaded barrel seat. An excellent choice for rods up to 5 weight. Comes complete with trim ring,... More

Up Locking Sliding Band Nickel Silver - .660" - stabilized wood only

CODE: ULSB660

$79.95
An up locking sliding band reel seat with polished nickel silver hardware. This is a great choice if you're looking for a simple uplocking sliding band... More

Up Locking Threaded Barrel Nickel Silver - .660" - Varnished or Stabilized Wood Spacer

CODE: ULTB660

$72.00
An up locking version of our 660 threaded barrel seat. An excellent choice for rods up to 5 weight. Comes complete with cork hood,... More

Payne-style Up Locking Aluminum Interrupted Threaded Barrel - .680" - with varnished or stabilized wood spacers

CODE: PAYNE

$92.00
No Golden Era Reproduction reel seat collection would be complete without a Payne style uplocking threaded barrel reel seat. One of two Payne style reel... More


Down Locking Sliding Band Nickel Silver - .690" - varnished and stabilized wood spacer

CODE: DLSB690

$69.95
A scaled up nickel silver cap and ring style reel seat in a perfect mortised seat diameter. The end cap is of a slightly different... More

Dickerson-style Down Locking Aluminum Interrupted Threaded Barrel - .680" with Nickel Silver die-formed pocket end cap and varnished or stabilized wood spacer

CODE: DICKERSON

$92.00
This downlocking threaded barrel reelseat is our Bellinger version that are normally associated with those made by renowned Michigan bamboo rodmaker... More

Garrison Style - Cap and Ring Nickel Silver - .680" - die-formed end cap with tapered slide band hardware only set

CODE: GARRISONSB

$39.95
Modeled after Garrisons skeleton reel seat, our version is to be used with an all cork spacer, or an abbreviated cork and wood reel seat that you turn... More