The A8 reel seat is a larger reel seat for medium to heavy rods, and provides a range of features. The double knurled lock nuts ensure a positive grip of the reel throughout long sessions on the water, and recessed hood models pair with 0.900" inletted cork grips. Recessed seats are available with woven graphite inserts in gray or green (comes unassembled). Since this reel seat is for larger rods that are fitted with fighting butts, no end cap is included.
On the recessed models, the O.D. of the front hood is 0.895" (22.72mm) and the length is 4.04" (102.7mm). The I.D. of all aluminum recessed models is 0.530" (13.46mm) and the I.D. of graphite inserts is 0.520" (13.2mm).
For non-recessed (machined) all aluminum models, the I.D. is 0.695" (17.65mm), the length is 4.60" (116.95mm) and the O.D. of the front hood is 1.00" (25.4mm). (Machined models with graphite inserts are being discontinued, and their I.D. is 0.520" [13.2mm].)
Average Customer Rating: (2 Reviews) Write Review
Reviewer: A viewer from Centurion, South Africa
I bought 2 of these seats for 8wt rods (shiney gunsmoke/all aluminium finish with detachable fighting butt). They are easy to assemble, look great and are easy to work with, especially when combined with the J. Stockard super grade Full Wells grips. This is a high quality product and is great value for money.