For maximum strength-to-weight ratio, AFTCO Slip-Over reel seats are machined, not stamped or rolled, from the finest marine aluminum. Where the fixed hood is fitted to the barrel, mating surfaces are knurled, then epoxied together for extra strength in an area where ordinary reel seats frequently fail. Finer, rounder threads produce a silky-smooth locking action, and the husky locking rings offer a heavier knurled surface for easier turning. Available in Silver, Hard-Coat Black and Black/Gold anodized finishes, plus anodized designer color finishes — Gold, Shimano® Gold, Black/Shimano® Gold, Silver/Gold, Green, Ice Blue, Purple, Red and Gray — to match popular colors of metallic rod-winding threads.
NOT for use with conventional aluminum butts.