I just was given an Orvis T3 Saltwater blank to build a custom rod. I looked in the Orvis catalog and wondered where you can find a reel seat like the one in the advertisement?

Another questions pertains to guides. Since it is an 8-wt. rod and is primarily for stripper, salmon, etc. I will be using double footed guides. I normally use an oversize guide on my rods and wondered what suggestions would be for a rod like this. It is an 8'6" rod thus I normally place 10 guides, two of which are stripping guides.

Let me hear what you think, I would appreciate it.