LC 1 and LC7 Lemke Concepts reel seat inserts

LC 1 and LC7 Lemke Concepts reel seat inserts

UK price $12.08 - $36.24 (with 20% VAT)
Export price $10.07 - $30.20 (no UK VAT)

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Polished hardwood or cork inserts to fit Lemke LC1 and LC7 (uplock or downlock)

Polished hardwood, acrylic, carbon or cork reel seat inserts / spacers. 

We make or source these inserts to be purchased with our LC1 and LC7 Lemke Concepts reel seats, to fit both up lock or down lock seats.   They will also fit Struble U20/D20 reel seats, and Struble U20/D20 inserts will fit Lemke LC1/LC7

One insert can be purchased for each set of reel seat hardware at the price listed.   

We prefer not to sell inserts on their own, but if you wish to do so then select the £10 price surcharge option when ordering.  The surcharge will be applied to each insert purchased without matching hardware.

Customers outside the UK: export purchase price will apply excluding UK VAT sales tax

Inserts labelled with a two or three letter code are hand made by Taniwha Rodworks and each is unique (one of each).  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.  

Where the code has a third letter 'S' the wood has been stabilised by infusion with acrylic resin under vacuum and/or pressure.  These 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, waterportoof and flexible UV resistant clear coat.   Then polished to a high gloss finish.

Lower cost wood and cork inserts without individual 2 or 3 letter codes are made for us and are not stablised.   For these wood inserts the photo provided is representative and You will receive one in the same wood burl and colour, but each will have their own unique colour and grain pattern.  


Assembly, care and maintenance

When making your rod, use a good quality epoxy to assemble the reel seat, preferably a non-running epoxy gel .  Do not use super glue or expanding urethane glues.  

Take care to ensure there is a glue seal and bond all the way around the joins between the wood insert and metal parts, and between the wood insert and the blank.   If you are using an uplock reel seat, make sure that you seal the void area between the cork, blank and reel seat hood so water cannot seep under the cork handle or wood insert.  

It is usually best to fit one or other of the reel seat or cork handle, allow the glue to dry, then fit the other. There is more risk of parts moving or leaving gaps if you try and glue them all to the rod blank at the same time.

It is important that you allow your rod to dry completely after each use before storing it in a rod tube.   An occasional wax and polish will help keep the wood insert in good condition.

If the wood dulls over time with use you can restore the shine with a fine polish  Plastic or car paint polishes are a good choice, or try polishing pads finishing 8000-12000 grit.  

If the varnish finish on the wood insert gets damaged, chipped or cracked in use,  sand back the affected area, clean and allow to dry.  Then apply several thin coats of outdoor or yacht varnish, fine sanding between coats.  Wiping on very thin super glue coats will also work but make sure you buy the semi-flexible kind, not the cheapo stuff!.  Allow the finish to fully harden then fine polish.

Cork inserts clean up well with soap and water, or try a little tooth paste.

LC1 /LC7/U20/D20 insert dimensions

OD main cylinder: 16.3mm

Length main cylinder: 55-60mm

OD rebate for screw fitting: 14.5mm

Length of rebate for screw fitting: 20-27mm

ID (bore): 10-11mm approx

Weight (approx) cork 2g, stabilised hardwood or acrylic 6-8g


Insert type
Price (ex. VAT)
Quantity
Premium cork
Premium cork insert LC1  LC7
$12.58
8 Available
Standard walnut
Standard walnut insert LC1  LC7
$10.07
9 Available
Pippy sandalwood
Pippy sandalwood insert LC1  LC7
$15.10
6 Available
Figured sandalwood
Sandalwood insert LC1  LC7
$10.07
10 Available
Carbon fibre
RC Carbon
$12.58
3 Available
Black dyed Sandalwood
RC black burl
$15.10
17 Available
Blue dyed Sandalwood
RC blue burl
$15.10
10 Available
Green dyed Sandalwood (green-brown)
RC green burl
$15.10
12 Available
Red dyed Sandalwood (red-brown)
RC red burl
$15.10
11 Available
AE-S Alder burl
AE
$25.17
1 Available
AF-S Alder burl
AF
$25.17
1 Available
AJ olive rippled Maple
AJ
$17.62
3 Available
AK green rippled Maple
AK
$17.62
1 Available
AM olive rippled Wattle
AM
$17.62
1 Available
AN teal rippled Maple
AN
$17.62
1 Available
AO-S Walnut root
AO
$25.17
1 Available
AP-S Walnut root
AP
$25.17
1 Available
AQ-S Elm burl
AQ
$25.17
1 Available
BD-S Elm burl
BD
$25.17
1 Available
BH-S figured Olive
BH
$20.13
1 Available
BJ-S green Maple burl
BJ
$27.68
1 Available
BM burl Madrone
BM
$22.65
10 Available
BW Walnut
BW
$17.62
1 Available
CG-S Maple burl
CG
$25.17
1 Available
EC-S olive Maple burl
EC
$27.68
1 Available
ED-S olive Maple burl
ED
$12.58
1 Available
EH-S Elm burl
EH
$25.17
1 Available
EI-S Elm burl
EI
$25.17
1 Available
EJ-S Elm burl
EJ
$25.17
1 Available
EL-S aqua Maple burl
EL
$27.68
1 Available
EM-S red Maple burl
EM
$27.68
1 Available
EN-S red Maple burl
EN
$27.68
1 Available
EP-S red Maple burl
EP
$27.68
1 Available
EQ-S red Maple burl
EQ
$27.68
1 Available
ER-S green Maple burl
ER
$27.68
1 Available
ES-S green Maple burl
ES
$27.68
1 Available
ET-S green Maple burl
ET
$27.68
1 Available
TT-S aqua Maple burl
TT
$27.68
1 Available
TU ochre rippled Maple
TU
$17.62
3 Available
TV orange rippled Maple
TV
$17.62
2 Available
TW black ice acrylic
TW
$25.17
5 Available
TX amber crush acrylic
TX
$25.17
1 Available
TY mojito crush acrylic
TY
$25.17
1 Available
TZ green acrylic
TZ
$17.62
1 Available
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