The reel seat is one of the areas where individuals may express their artistic selves. There are many sources of superb quality hardware and inserts. Sometimes an individual has a specific piece of wood that they wish turned and finished to specs. If the wood can be stabilized I am happy to accomodate.
There are many styles of hardware available. I have traditionally used nickel silver Leonard styled cap and ring reel seat hardware and Super Swiss styled ferrules from Rush River Rods. I also may utilize traditional step down ferrules from Bailey Woods.