St.Croix-7½' 4wt-IndianSheesham-#20422
McFarland-#20503-8'6" 5wt-SpaltedMaple.
MHX-Native 7'9'' 4wt-#20504-Hond
McFarland-#20503-8'6"-5wt-SpaltedMaple
EPIC-F.Glass-#20511-MapleBurl
EPIC-F.Glass-#20512-7½' 4wt-CherryBurl
EPIC-F.Glass-#20512-7½' 4wt-CherryBurl..
EPIC-F.Glass-#20511-MapleBurl.
EPIC F.Glass-8'0'' 5wt-Spalted.Maple
CTS-F.Glass-8' 5wt-#20513-Spalted.Alder.
CTS-F.Glass-8' 5wt-#20513-Spalted.Alder.
EPIC F.Glass-8'0'' 5wt-Spalted.Maple.
CTS-AffinityX 7½' 6wt-#20508-BuckeyeBurl
BlueHalo F.Glass 7½' 4wt-Oak.Burl
CTS-Affinity 9' 6wt-Buckeye.Burl
CTS-AffinityX 7½' 6wt-#20514-BuckeyeBurl
SCOTT-African Rosewood-LC1 Seat02
SAUNDERS-Black Walnut-LC1 Seat
MAREK-Indian Sheesham LC25.04
Lindamood-Cherry-LC1 Seat
COLLINS-Cocobolo LC2 Seat-22
CMA-Cocobolo-LC2 Seat-08
Spalted Maple-Stages to a Reel Seat-1.
Spalted Maple-Stages to a Reel Seat-2.
CMA-Cherry LC2 Seat-02
CMA-Black Ash Burl-LC25 Seat
SEATS-Lemke-Spalted Maple-Zebra-Cherry Burl
CATLETT-Cherry LC2 Seat-01
CATLETT- Indian Sheesham-LC5 Seat-04
CAMPBELL-LC1 Seat-Maple Burl-15
C.4.Rec-2014 African Rosewood-Struble
CALL-LC1 Seat-Zebrawood-14

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.

ALL FLY RODS, REEL SEATS w/ WOOD INSERTS AND OTHER ITEMS LISTED ON THIS SITE ARE EACH HANDCRAFTED BY ME.   I do not resell any products that I don't create myself to ensure the highest quality control. The reel seat hardware for my fly rods is crafted by Joel Lemke. His "metal artwork" is like jewelry that adorns my fly rod creation.

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