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American Tackle Announces the Hybrid Reel Seat

The innovative Hybrid reel seat combines the advantages of both composite and machined seats, offering an ideal solution for carp, surf, and saltwater rods. It features a carbon machined body with a ‘C’ channel design for snug reel foot seating, lightweight locking hoods with cushions, and compatibility with a variety of top-end reels.

The carbon body flexes with the rod blank, preventing shutoff points and potential breakage during heavy casting, unlike full-body aluminum seats. It also ensures better carbon-to-carbon bonding and eliminates the discomfort of holding a cold metal tube during colder fishing conditions.

The Hybrid seat’s aluminum rear thread and double-locking nuts provide a secure lock, preventing reel rocking during continuous casting—a common issue with inferior designs. Available in numerous OEM combinations, the Hybrid reel seat caters to anglers and brands seeking a unique and reliable product.


With nearly four decades servicing the tackle industry, Team American Tackle is still leading the way with innovations and improvements that every angler will appreciate. Being avid anglers and rod builders ourselves, we take pride in offering the ultimate in diversity, durability – and above all – performance. From rod blanks to reel seats, ferrules to finish, grips to guides – we are committed to providing the very best quality rod building components. From custom rod building in small shops to overseeing rod manufacturing facilities and distribution of parts, our group of industry personnel has made their living with rod components for the last 38 years. This experience and our dedication to manufacturers, custom builders and anglers are what define the American Tackle Company. Please enjoy our new web site and look for our new cutting-edge designs.

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