Reel Seats on Fly Rods
It is hardly necessary to state that for the fly-rod the reel-seat must be placed below the hand grasp. In common with all other metal rod-fittings, the material should be German silver. If the rod is to be used for heavy fishing some form of locking reel-seat, of which there are several kinds, might be advisable. For ordinary purposes nothing of the sort is necessary. These devices are for the purpose of firmly locking reel to reel-seat as a guard against any possibility of the reel working loose while casting or playing a fish. Some fly-rods are furnished with reel-bands only. This form is not as serviceable as the ordinary metal reel-seat. Its only advantage is that it makes the rod a little lighter.
Camp, Samuel Granger. Fishing Kits and Equipment,. New York: Outing Pub., 1910. Print.
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