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Harper Creek Custom Fly Reel Seats

 

 

Fly Reel Seat Anatomy

 

 

 

     All Harper Creek custom fly rods feature your choice of reel seats from manufacturers such as Bellinger, REC Components, ALPS, and Pacific Bay made from your choice of nickel silver or, machined, aircraft grade, aluminum and, with your choice of finishes. Plus, in many cases, the same model reel seat is available in multiple sizes to best accommodate your intended purpose.

      Furthermore, fly rod reel seats are available in two different types consisting of uplocking models and downlocking models. Thus, as the name implies, uplocking reel seats have either a slide band or a threaded band that move "up" toward the tip of the rod to lock the reel foot in place whereas, downlocking reel seats have either a slide band or, a threaded band that moves "down" toward the butt of the rod to lock the reel foot in place. Consequently, it should also be noted that the Ultrafine, Reversed Half Wells (aka Western), and Full Wells grips all work well with uplocking reels seats whereas, the Cigar and, reversed Half Wells grips work well with downlocking reel seats.

 

 

 

Custom Western Fly Rod Grip

 

 

 

 

 

Bellinger Fly Reel Seats - 

 

      Bellinger has long been recognized as a leader in the custom fly rod industry due to their exceptional craftsmanship and attention to detail. In addition, their designs are uniquely Bellinger and thus, they are easily recognizable as such. So, if you want that absolute best fly rod reel seat available on the market today, then specify a Bellinger!


 

Bellinger Nickel Silver Slideband Uplocking and Downlocking Fly Reel Seats-

 

     Bellinger Uplocking Slide Band Reel Seat          Bellinger Deluxe Uplocking Slide Band Reel Seat          Bellinger Downlocking NS Cap & Ring

              Uplocking Slide Band                       Deluxe Uplocking Slide Band               Downlocking Cap & Ring

 

 

 

 

Bellinger Nickel Silver Threaded Barrel Uplocking and Downlocking Fly Reel Seats -

 

 

     Bellinger Threaded Barrel Uplocking Reel Seat          Bellinger Downlocking NS Mortised Threaded Barrel          Bellinger Downlocking NS Non-Motise Threaded Barrel

         Mortise Uplocking                                 Mortise Donwlocking                                       Non-Mortise Downlocking

 

 

 


Bellinger Nickel Silver Slide Band and Threaded Barrel Exposed Cork Core Uplocking Fly Reel Seats -

 

     Bellinger Uplocking NS Slide Band Exposed Cork          Bellinger Uplocking NS Threaded Barrel Exposed Cork

         Slide Band Uplocking Exposed Cork                   Threaded Barrel Uplocking Exposed Cork

 

 

 

 

Bellinger Golden Era of Bamboo Reproduction Nickel Silver Downlocking Fly Reel Seats -

 

     Bellinger Payne NS Downlocking Cap & Ring          Bellinger Leonard NS Downlocking Cap & Ring          Garrison NS Downlocking Cap & Ring

         Payne Style Cap & Ring                      Leonard Style Cap & Ring                    Garrison Style Cap & Ring

 

 

 

 

Bellinger Hand Rubbed Varnish Hardwood Spacers -


     Bellinger Bird's Eye Maple     Bellinger Curly Maple     Bellinger Black Ash

          Belinger Birdseye Maple                        Bellinger Curly Maple                      Bellinger Western Maple

 

 

     Bellinger Myrtle     Bellinger Spanish Cedar     Bellinger Western Maple

           Bellinger Oregon Myrtle                       Bellinger Spanish Cedar                        Bellinger Black Ash                                               

 

 

     Bellinger Madrone     Bellinger Koa     Bellinger Vintage Walnut

            Bellinger Madrone                                     Bellinger Koa                              Bellinger Vintage Walnut

    

 

     Bellinger English Walnut     Bellinger Black Walnut     Bellinger Curly Walnut

              California Walnut                                     Black Walnut                                       Curly Walnut

 

 

     Bellinger Redwood     Bellinger Cocobolo     

              California Redwood                             Bellinger Cocobolo

 

 

 

Bellinger Stabilized Hardwood Spacers -

 

     Bellinger Stabilized Box Elder     Bellinger Stabilized Black Ash     Bellinger Stabilized Maple

        Bellinger Stabilized Box Elder           Bellinger Stabilized Black Ash        Bellinger Stabilized Western Maple

 

 

 

     Bellinger Stabilized Amboyna

      Bellinger Stabilized Amboyna

 

 

 

 

 

REC Components Fly Reel Seats - 

 

      Now that Glen Struble Manufacturing is out of business, REC Components reel seats are the next best thing and, some might even say that they are better! However, regardless of how you view the demise of Stuble reel seats, the fact is that REC does indeed make some excellent reel seats in both nickel silver and machined aluminum. Plus, they are available in several different finishes and, in some cases, with or without a fixed or removable, 1 inch or 1.5 inch, fighting butt.



REC Components Nickel Silver Threaded Barrel Uplocking Fly Reel Seats -

 

 

      REC NS NBGB Uplocking     REC NS NBGS Uplocking

                              REC NBGB                                                               REC NBGS

 

 

     REC NS NBM Uplocking     REC NS NBS Uplocking

                              REC NBM                                                                     REC NBS

 

 

      REC NS NSU Uplocking     REC NS NSUS Uplocking

                               REC NSU                                                                   REC NSUS

 

 

      REC NS NSGX Uplocking

                               REC NSGX

 

 


REC Components Nickel Silver Threaded Barrel Downlocking Fly Reel Seats -

 

     REC NS NSDS Downlocking

                                REC NSDS

 

 

 

REC Components Nickel Siver Slide Band Cork & Ring Fly Reel Seats -

 

     REC NS PLRN Slide Band     

                                REC PLRN

 

 

 

REC Components Nickel Silver Slide Band Uplocking Fly Reel Seats -

 

     REC NS PLRW Slide Band     REC NS BRWS Uplocking Slide Band     REC NS CRWS Uplocking Slide Band

                                  REC PLWR                                                             REC BWRS                                                   REC CWRS

 

 

 

REC Components Nickel Silver Cap & Ring Downlocking Fly Reel Seats -

 

     REC CRN     REC LCRN

                                  REC CRN                                                                  REC LCRN

 

 

 

REC Components Anodized Aluminum Big Game Reel Seats -

     Same as RGAL except with wood spacer of your choice. For saltwater use we recommend either stabilized or impregnated woods. Shown with optional 1.5FCR fighting butt. Recommended for #7-11 line weight rods. Available with black, nickel silver, pewter, or titanium smoke finish.

 

     REC RGML Spey Reel Seat

                                  REC RGM

 

 

     A Heavy duty, large diameter, uplocking, reel seat with a hardwood spacer, precision milled hood, slide band, and two double knurled locking nuts. Available with black or nickel silver finish and Impregnated Walnut or Impregnated Rosewood only. Recommended for #10-14 line weight rods. Can be fitted with an optional REC fighting butt.

 

     REC SWAU Spey Reel Seat

                                REC SWAU

 

 

 

 

REC Components Impregnated Hardwood Spacers -


     REC Impregnated Chestnut     REC Impregnated Walnut     REC Impregnated Rosewood

           Impregnated Chestnut              Impregnated Walnut             Impregnated Rosewood

 

     REC Impregnated Emerald     REC Impregnated Charcoal

      REC Impregnated Emerald        REC Impregnated Charcoal

 

 

 

REC Components Natural Hardwood Spacers -

 

     REC Cedar     REC Birdseye Maple     REC Tiger Maple

                    REC Cedar                            REC Birdseye Maple                         REC Tiger Maple

 

 

 

REC Components Exotic Hardwood Spacers -

 

     REC Bocote     REC Zebra     REC Rosewood

                    REC Bocote                                      REC Zebra                                  Rec Rosewood

 

 

 

     REC Tulip     REC Curly Khoa     REC Cobolo     

                  REC Tulip Wood                              REC Curly Koa                              REC Cocobolo

 

 

 

REC Components Stabilizd Hardwood Burl Spacers -


     Stabilized Maple Burl     REC Stabilized Box Elder Burl     REC Stabilized Black Ash Burl

                REC Curly Maple                               REC Boxelder                              REC Black Ash

 

 

     REC Stabilized English Gunstock Walnut     REC Stabilized Buckeye Burl     REC Stabilized Green Dyed Black Ash Burl

          English Gunstock Walnut                         Buckeye Burl                         Dyed Green Black Ash Burl

 

 

 

REC Components Premium Exotic Stabilized Hardwood Burl Spacers -

 

     REC Stabilized Amboyna

                       Amboyna

 

 

 

 

 

REC Components Anozided Aluminum Saltwater Fly Reel Seats -

 

     An economically priced saltwater reel seat featuring a round barrel, milled slide and hood, twin knurled nuts with recessed O-rings and cork trim ring. Uses fixed fighting butt without metal insert. Recommended for #7-11 line weight rods. Available with black, nickel silver, pewter, or titanium smoke finish.

 

 

     REC RSLL Uplocking Saltwater Fy Reel Seat

                                 REC RSL

 

 

 

      An extremely light weight reel seat with round barrel, milled hood and slide band, twin knurled nuts with floating O-ring. Shown with Nickel Silver anodized color and optional 1.5FCR fighting butt. Fixed or removeable fighting butt is optional. Recommended for #7-11 line weight rods. Available with black, nickel silver, pewter, or titanium smoke finish.

 

 

      REC RGAL Uplocking Fly Reel Seat

                                REC RGAL

 

 

 

      A heavier fly reel seat that features REC's TruTrakTM flat milled barrel (top), slide, and hood. Slide band and hood are always in perfect alignment for reel placemant. Also prevents reel twisting for extra security. Reel fits on radiused surface with flat milled TruTrak on top. Shown with optional 1.5FVB fighting butt. Fixed or removeable fighting butt is optional. Recommended for #7-11 line weight rods. Available with black, nickel silver, pewter, or titanium smoke finish.

 

      REC RFTS Saltwater Fly Reel Seat

                                REC RFTS

 

 

 

 

 

REC Components Fixed (OF) and Removeable (OR) Fighting Butts -

 

REC 1.0FCF       REC 1.5FCF

                       REC 1" OFCF/ORCF                                            REC 1.5" OFCF/ORCF

 

 

REC 1.0FCR     REC 1.5FCR

                       REC 1" OFCR/ORCR                                          REC 1.5" OFCR/ORCR`

 

 

                      REC 1.0FVB                        REC 1.5FVB

                            REC 1" OFVB                                                      REC 1.5" FVB/RVB

 

 

                    REC 1.0RVB          REC 1.0FBX

                            REC 1" ORVB                                                      REC OFBX 1" Extension

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALPS Window Recessed Hood  Anodized Aluminum Fly Reel Seats -

     Breathtaking, mind blowing, unprecedented, state-of-the-art! Take one look at Alps RA7WL2 anodized, machined aluminum, fly reel seat and your jaw will drop! It is that innovative! In fact, ALPS rolled up their sleeves and jumped through many hoops to come up with the finest looking design to date. Just take a look at the fine details on the nuts, barrel, and hoods. ALPS set new standards and raised the bar for intricate CNC machining on a fly reel seat. ALPS started with high grade 6061-T6 aircraft grade aluminum and lightened the main barrel by cutting 12 oval vents plus two weight reducing bands. Then, they added dual anodizing and vented the locking nuts to reduce weight even further. Thus, this reel seat simply shouts quality!

 


     Alps HERA7WL2-WTS-GT-S Titanium              Alps HERA7WL2-WTS-B-S Black

 

 

 

 

 

ALPS Triangle Exposed Hood Anodized Aluminum Fly Reel Seats -

     Trend setting ALPS triangle reel seats blend beauty, reliability and, consistent comfort with precision machining. In fact, this exclusive ALPS design is entirely CNC machined from 6060-T6 marine grade aluminum which is then given a hard anodized coating to repel corrosion. Then, to add to the design, ALPS included an exposed hood and double locking nuts with Delrin spacers to grasp the reel foot and hold it in place while the unique triangle design keeps the front hood and slide band perfectly aligned. Plus, you can choose from six different sizes and seven different colors to match your rod blank.

 

 

ALPS Triangle Reel Seats

 

 

 

 

 

 

ALPS Triangle Recessed Hood Anodized Aluminum Fly Reel Seats -

     Trend setting ALPS triangle reel seats blend beauty, reliability and, consistent comfort with precision machining. In fact, this exclusive ALPS design is entirely CNC machined from 6060-T6 marine grade aluminum which is then given a hard anodized coating to repel corrosion. Then, to add to the design, ALPS included a recessed hood and double locking nuts with Delrin spacers to grasp the reel foot and hold it in place while the unique triangle design keeps the front hood and slide band perfectly aligned. Plus, you can choose either the black or the titanium finish.

 

ALPS_Recessed_Triangle_Reel_Seat

 

 

 

 

 

 

Deluxe Faux Engaved Aluminum Fly Reel Seats & Matching Burl Wood Reversed Half Wells Fly Rod Grip -

     A super deluxe reel seat with an engraved look. Made entirely from aircraft grade aluminum with either a bright finish or a T1 titanium finish and an exotic wood burl insert.

 

 

          Deluxe Slide Band Aluminum Reel Seat    Deluxe Aluminum Uplocking Reel Seat    Burl Wood Reversed Half Wells Fly Rod Grip

 

 

 

 


American Tackle 3UL  Fly Reel Seats & Matching Wood Trimmed Cork Reversed Half Wells Fly Rod Grips - 

      American Tackle 3UL and mother of pearl reel seats (recommended for freshwater fly rods casting line weights 1 through 6) are designed to fit American Tackle wood trimmed Reversed Half Wells fly rod grips made from Flor Grade Portuguese cork and trimmed in your choice of Burl Rosewood, Rosewood, Jadewood, or Dragonwood exotic hardwoods.


 

                 Ameican Tackle ULE Aluminum Uplocking Reel Seat          American Tackle Wood Trimmed Fly Rod Grips

 

 

 

 

 

Winn Ploymer Fighting Butts -

 

     These fighting butts are desiged to match the Winn polymer fly rod grips and are availabe in your choice of natural or burganday with fish scale or fly patterns respectively.

 

 

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