Struble U20 full uplocking reel seats, hardware with an insert
How to order
This is a two-part purchase of one metal skeleton and one insert to make a complete reel seat. One insert per metal skeleton. Reel seat skeletons and inserts are not sold on their own, nor are extra inserts.
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 a Struble wood insert, bore 9.1 - 10.6mm (see woods list below). If you need a larger ID bore Lemke LC1/LC7 insert will usually fit but occasionally may be a little too tight. You can select one of these if you prefer and we will contact you if fit is an issue (listed separately, use the linked below). LC1/LC7 inserts are bored up to 11mm.
There is no additional charge if the the insert is priced zero. A surcharge may apply for stabilised and rarer woods, where noted in the listing prices.
Supplied with an endcap. Fighting butt trim bands can be purchased subject to availability.
About the Struble U20
The Model 20 is relaunched as Struble’s flagship reel seat, the first to be manufactured by Struble since 2012. The company is under new ownership dedicated to renewing Struble's 46-year dedication to manufacturing quality fly rod components.
Glenn Struble Manufacturing Company was founded in 1974 by Glenn Struble, a mechanical engineer with a love for fly fishing and commitment to excellence. Struble’s designs and quality quickly became the industry standard around the globe.
The Model 20 is available in four colours in anodized 6061 aluminium: Brilliant, bright-dip clear, bright-dip black, Dark Earth (bronze-green), and rich Dark Titanium (gunsmoke).
Downlocking version (D20) listed separately.
Proudly manufactured in Big Timber, Montana.
Struble inserts are made in the USA from a range of classic and exotic hardwoods with a classic dipped varnish finish, not stabilised. Available woods:
Blonde Maple (bore 0.360" 9.1mm)
Bubinga (bore 0.420" 10.5mm) - looks almost the same as Imbuya
Burl Madrone (bore 0.360" 9.1mm)
Imbuya (bore 0.360" 9.1mm) - looks almost the same as Bubinga
Rosewood (bore 0.420" 10.5mm)
Vermillion (bore 0.360" 9.1mm)
Acrylic inserts bore 10mm, made in UK
Our own inserts for Lemke LC1/LC7 seats will usually fit Struble U20/D20 seats if you are looking to choose a specific insert, want something different or need a larger internal bore (11mm).
Struble U20 measurements
OD: 0.640” 16.3mm
Length: 3.85” 98mm visible including wood insert (can be reduced to 3.5” 90mm by shortening the insert)
Weight (hardware): 7 grams (approx. 15g with a wood insert)
Inlet 19.5mm for the recessed hood (depth 8mm)
Insert bore 9.1-10.5mm varies by wood as above