Lemke Concepts LC26 full reel seats, hardware with an insert
How to order
This is a two-part purchase of a complete reel seat. Reel seat skeletons and inserts are not sold on their own.
Please first select the metal skeleton(s) you want, then add one insert for each skeleton - all from the available list below. The price excluding UK VAT sales tax will apply for goods sent outside the UK.
The reel seat price includes one of our own wood inserts, bored 14mm. There is no additional charge if the the insert is priced zero. A surcharge applies for stabilised and rarer woods, where noted in the listing prices.
The price excluding UK VAT sales tax will apply for goods sent outside the UK.
Also available in all metal form LC26am, listed separately.
About the LC26 model
The LC26 is the largest reel seat in the Lemke range with a flanged reel foot retainer and twin deep knurled locking nuts. It is suitable for heavy duty use and is supplied with a trim ring intended for use with a rear grip or fighting butt.
Recommended for double-handed fly rods line rating #8 - #12. For #6- #8 weight spey rods or #8-10 single-handed rods also consider the LC25, the same style but slimmer. The LC20 is the same style and slimmer again for light spey/switch rods or SH rods #6-#9.
Full seat measurements are provided below, and see the Lemke reel seats group shot in the listing pictures for relative sizing of all the Lemke Concepts models.
The seats are machined aluminium alloy and anodised or nickel plated. The nickel plated finish is almost as light as the anodised seats. Anodised finishes are safe for salt water use. Nickel silver and smoked nickel silver have a mirror-like depth of shine, and are recommended for fresh water use only.
Lemke Concepts premium quality reel seats, favoured by many boutique rod makers and high end commercial custom builders. Made in the USA by Joel Lemke.
One insert can be purchased with each set of hardware only. We are no longer selling reel seat skeletons without inserts, and we do not sell inserts on their own.
The inserts are hand made in the UK by Taniwha Rodworks using a range of techniques and finishes to enhance wood figure and grain finishing with at least three dip coats of ultra hard, waterproof and flexible UV resistant clear coat. Then polished to a high gloss finish.
Where the insert code has a third letter "- S" the wood has been stabilised by infusion with acrylic resin under vacuum and/or pressure.
If several inserts are listed as available under one code, then they are all very similar in appearance, colour, figure and quality to the one pictured.
LC26 seat measurements
Length 4.5" 115mm including recessed hood of 9mm depth and wood insert (visible length 106mm)
Insert bore ID 14mm
Insert outer diameter 0.812" 20.6mm (rebated area OD 0.72" 18.35mm)
Recessed hood outer diameter 0.975" 24.8mm
Weight: hardware skeleton 19g, ful seat with insert 29-35g