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All-aluminum models and those with wood inserts are being discontinued and are marked down for clearance, while supplies last. The A7 reel seat, made by Batson Enterprises, is a slightly smaller reel seat for light and medium rods and offers more finish options than its A5 sibling. It also features a machined hood which should be paired with a standard (non-inletted) grip. Choose an aluminum skeleton finish in satin black or shiny gunsmoke. Choices of bodies include aluminum to match the skeleton, stabilized wood laminate in rosewood or ebony, or woven graphite in gray or green. The seat measures 3.625" (92 mm) in length. The inside diameter is 0.425" (11.3 mm) with a wood insert, 0.465" (11.8 mm) with a graphite body, or 0.544" (13.8 mm) with all-aluminum. The front pocket has an outside diameter of 0.865". (A non-inletted grip is recommended.) A matching aluminum butt cap is included with the skeletons.
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Reviewer: A viewer from Centurion, South Africa
I bought 4 of these seats; 2 for 4wt rods and 2 for 6wt rods (both shiney gunsmoke/all aluminium finish). Combined with super grade J. Stockard Reverse Half Wells grips, not only do they look superb, but they are a pleasure to work with. This is a great quality product and excellent value for money. Highly recommended.
Reviewer: A viewer from Fairfield, ME US
I bought one of these (black/ebony) for a 3wt that I am building. High quality seat. Excellent machining and flawless finish. A bit smaller and lighter than the A5 uplocking that I have used before. The perfect seat for your light/medium weight build.