Struble?

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

  1. It kind of looks that way doesn't it. That's too bad, I use their reel seats exclusively.
     
  2. Word from Anglers Workshop is they are closing their doors.
     
  3. too many upstarts selling good products at a price people can afford.
     
  4. Struble made the cream of the crop when it came to reelseats. Denser aluminum, better anodizing, great fit and finish especially on the threads.
     
  5. +1. I've been using Struble since I started wrapping rods in 1985. <8^(
     
  6. 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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  7. Crooked....that is beautiful! I will absolutely be checking those out. Who do you get them from?
    Thanks,
    Mike
     
  8. Mike,

    I got these from Ron Weber. He is another custom rod builder. His website is www.southwestcustomrods.com
    Ron's website has the reel seats on there but, his site is a little outdated, but he is a dealer for Lemke.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,
    Mike
     
  9. Thanks Mike! I will check him out.
     
  10. By the way Mike, what model is that one you show in your pic?
     
  11. Mike,

    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.
     
  12. This is sad, they make the best reel seats.
     

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