The AERO Spinning seat from American Tackle brings another great option to their already stacked lineup of spinning reel seats. This ergonomic spinning reel seat with palm support has been a favorite of custom rod builders for years and now is available in Compressed Carbon. This AERO is made with CCT (Compressed Carbon Technology), which decreases the weight of the reel seat during the injection molding process. Using similar carbon technology found in rod blanks, these reel seats are not only lighter in weight than their competitors, but also provide increased sensitivity as an extension of the rod blank.
Key Features & Benefits
- Genuine injection molded Carbon bodies
- Decreased overall seat body weight
- Increased sensitivity transmission
- Ergonomic G2 modern seat designs
- Smooth clear smoke polished finish
Reel Seat Specifications
|AERO-CCT-16||.59" (15mm)||.99" (25.1mm)||4.60" (116.8mm)||N/A|
|AERO-CCT-16-ULH||.59" (15mm)||.99" (25.1mm)||4.78" (121.4mm)||N/A|
This reel seat is tied for being the most comfortable I've ever gotten to hold and use. It's not designed to be used with a foregrip (buyer beware) which isn't stated on here but it is stated on AT's website. I have it on two of the rods that I use more than anything else and they have been nothing but perfect. They fit perfectly in your hand while casting and fighting fish, and most importantly they don't make your hands cramp up after fishing all day (recently found that out after fishing 14 hours straight for walleye in southwest missouri/arkansas). I wouldn't recommend them for ned rods or any minimalist rod. They're perfect for jerkbait rods, crankin rods, worming rods, live bait rods, but they shine when it comes to jigging, whether it be a 1/32 oz marabou jig on an ultralight, big spoons for deep bass on table rock, or anything in between (especially jigging for walleye).
I found that the reel seat is too short. once you put a fore grip above it you can't unscrew the keeper off far enough to fit in the reel.