This gallery shows the Lemke Reel Seats with various domestic US and exotic woods. The wood has been dried to approximately 5% moisture or less, then under almost full vacuum, impregnated with resins (stabilized) and then cleaned-up and staged for use in making beautiful fly rods as you have seen on this site. The exotic woods that by nature contain 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 finishes. All domestic woods are stabilized.