As stated before the reel seat of a fly rod is located below the grip and that of a bait rod above. The reel seat is usually of metal to match the ferrules and has two raised ribs to hold the reel from slipping. At one end is a fixed band under which the end of the reel base is slipped and a movable band is drawn over the other end of the base to fasten it in place. On some reel seats the band locks in place by means of grooves. Some rods have a place bedded
Brooks, Lake. The Science of Fishing. Columbus, OH: A.R. Harding, 1912. Print.
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