This gallery shows the Lemke Reel Seats with various woods domestic and exotic woods. The wood has been dried to approximately 5-8% moisture, then under almost full vacuum, impregnated with resins (stabilized) and then cleaned-up and staged for use in making beautiful fly rods as you may have seen on this site. The exotic woods that by nature contains natural oils do not get stabilized with this vacuum process. The natural oils are allowed to remain in the wood as they should as they are just locked in with the final finish. All domestic woods are stabilized.