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Well I don't know if this is the right spot, but I couldn't find another place and didn't want to start my own topic for so small a problem. I need some advice.


The problem is this - having put my fly rod away wet, the wooden reel seat has swollen about 1/16". It is a Scott rod, so the seat is fairly precise (or was) to fit the reels. I am wondering if I should start sanding away, force the reel in to push the wood back, or take the darn thing back to Troutfitters.


Any advice would be appreciated.



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Andy, take it back before you start sanding anything. Reel seats should be finished in such a way as to make swelling unlikely. On a high end rod like a Scott, you probably have a case for replacement. If they don't fix you up, find a new flyshop.


Jim Fox

Calgary, Alberta

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