LC1/LC7 Lemke Concepts reel seat inserts

LC1/LC7 Lemke Concepts reel seat inserts

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Export price $10.17 - $27.98 (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 inserts to match 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.   The surcharge price applies for any inserts 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 the ones in the phote are likely to be already sold.  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 wood
Price (ex. VAT)
Premium cork
Premium cork insert LC1  LC7
9 Available
Standard walnut
Standard walnut insert LC1  LC7
9 Available
Pippy sandalwood
Pippy sandalwood insert LC1  LC7
7 Available
Figured sandalwood
Sandalwood insert LC1  LC7
10 Available
DJ-S Beech burl
DJ   LC1  LC7
1 Available
DL-S Beech burl
DL  LC1  LC7
1 Available
DM-S Beech burl
DM  LC1  LC7
1 Available
DN-S black dyed Maple
DN  LC1  LC7
1 Available
DP-S Maple burl
DP  LC1  LC7
1 Available
DT-S Buckeye burl
DT  LC1  LC7
1 Available
DU-S Buckeye burl
DU  LC1  LC7
1 Available
EA-S olive Maple burl
EA  LC1  LC7
1 Available
EB-S olive maple burl
EB  LC1  LC7
1 Available
EC-S olive Maple burl
EC  LC1  LC7
1 Available
Carbon fibre
RC Carbon
19 Available
Black dyed Sandalwood
RC black burl
20 Available
Green dyed Sandalwood (green-brown)
RC green burl 2
12 Available
Red dyed Sandalwood (red-brown)
RC red burl
12 Available
Blue-dyed Sandalwood
RC blue burl 2
12 Available
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