Discussion in 'Rod Building' started by Porter, Nov 21, 2012.

  1. Porter

    Porter Active Member

  2. LyNcH

    LyNcH Steelhead Junkie

    It kind of looks that way doesn't it. That's too bad, I use their reel seats exclusively.
  3. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

    Word from Anglers Workshop is they are closing their doors.
  4. ak_powder_monkey

    ak_powder_monkey Proud to Be Alaskan

    too many upstarts selling good products at a price people can afford.
  5. James Mello

    James Mello Inventor of the "closed eye conjecture"

    Struble made the cream of the crop when it came to reelseats. Denser aluminum, better anodizing, great fit and finish especially on the threads.
  6. Half Pounder

    Half Pounder Member

    +1. I've been using Struble since I started wrapping rods in 1985. <8^(
  7. crookedneck

    crookedneck New Member

    If you like Struble, check out Lemke Reel seats. Joel Lemke used to work for Struble, he is now turning out his own real seats. Here is the first one I turned this last week as I couldn't find the one I needed from Struble. I was told about these by a rod building supplier when I contacted them about getting some Struble hardware.

    This is black nickel. I turned the insert out of stabilized box elder burl.

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  8. Mike Ediger

    Mike Ediger Active Member

    Crooked....that is beautiful! I will absolutely be checking those out. Who do you get them from?
  9. crookedneck

    crookedneck New Member


    I got these from Ron Weber. He is another custom rod builder. His website is
    Ron's website has the reel seats on there but, his site is a little outdated, but he is a dealer for Lemke. I worked with Ron last year on a couple projects for Casting for Recovery. Great guy! If you know what model of Struble you liked, Ron can help you with the cross over.

    Good luck,
  10. Mike Ediger

    Mike Ediger Active Member

    Thanks Mike! I will check him out.
  11. Mike Ediger

    Mike Ediger Active Member

    By the way Mike, what model is that one you show in your pic?
  12. crookedneck

    crookedneck New Member


    That particular seat is a LC26 equivalent to a Struble A26. It is now mounted on a 11' 6" 7/8 wgt RB Meiser switch rod blank. Meaning it is fairly decently sized hardware.
  13. rainbow

    rainbow My name is Mark Oberg

    This is sad, they make the best reel seats.