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FLY FISHING DICTIONARY
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reel seat  English
  The part of a fly rod to which the reel is attached. The reel seat of a fly rod is placed at the butt end of a rod, namely on a portion between the grip and the butt end. This placement differs greatly from a spinning rod. In fly fishing, the casting action is done so frequently, commonly a hundreds or even thousands times a day, that a heavy reel can not be placed above the grip. The grip should be located at the mid point of the whole weight of the tackle - rod and reel - in order to enable easy and tire-less casting all day long. Moreover, it is also more convenient to carry out the fly line operation with the line hand when the reel is attached closer to the butt end,.
  A reel seat is divided into the metal part for fastening the reel, and the wooden part that becomes a base (bed) for the reel foot to be fixed to. The wooden part is called filler or spacer, and various kinds of wood are used in consideration of appearance in addition to function. For example, cork, walnut, rosewood, and maple are used. Referring to the metal part, several systems have been utilized, such as a sliding ring system, a pair of rings systems, and a screw locking system. Each system has pros and cons, and readers are referred to those clauses.
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