i'm gona build one just to see if i like it from a kit (H&H about $40.00)
BB 662 blank Pacific Bay A5 chrome reel seat with rosewood insert, Reverse Half Wells inletted grip, hard chrome plated chrome guide set, hookkeeper and tip top, winding check. Dark Blue Thread.


I'd like to know what type of reel seats / attachments were used before the screw base ones now available.

I can use a wood lathe and the handle /seat area as one piece is a snap to turn but how to attach the reel is an enigma. I can use the seat supplied in the kit but i'm a litte hard headed and like the unique touch in my stuff (like making flyboxes, etc). I'm considering getting single foot line guides also to replace the snakes in the kit.

any info from the guys who know how ?