i have used coasters on my 1509 ; it seemed like they were always in the way . went to a fuji skeleton reel seat , taped on ; worked fine but just couldn't adjust it .
bought an adjustable reel seat from mudhole ; love it ...can put it anywhere i want,no reel wobble, doesn't get in the way & easily positioned.
Coasters are ok for casting, but lost a rather large drum this fall, due to reel twist and finally, breaking free of the top coaster.
And this was over the top of a piece of inner tube on the rod butt. I do use them for casting, but finally reached a good compromise, by slotting a fugi seat, and using a coaster to hold it on the butt. Stripers I'm not worried about, but getting that drum across the bar and into the wash is what concerns me. A reel seat for fishing, and coasters for casting. Works for me.
I, 1st remove the seat hood, then directly in front of the rear hood, cut a notch using a dremel tool, then slide the coaster over the seat. When you slide the seat back on the butt to where you want it, you can then tighten down on the coaster, and the top of the coaster tightens against the butt, locking the seat in place. This only works with heat shrink. If cork tape is used, usually you have to use a seat that is way too large to get the clearance, so that it will slide. Tape on fuji seats are ok, but too much play for me when you have a big fish on and pressure is on the reel.
i think a plate seat & a skeleton seat are 1 in the same thing .
basically it is just a reel holder that is flat & sits on the rod ; it needs to be fastened on by wrapping with thread (permanent)or can be 'taped'on so it can be adjusted .
hunting for info on the reel seat from mudhole ...can't find a pic
ok , found it :
it is in the mudhole site ,look in the rodbuilder store under reel seats. pictures of both types of reel seats ....
hope thay helps ; it seems like everything else what 1 person calls something somebody else calls it something else
Have 6 Penn adjustable seats from the Uk.
Only problem with those are the size of the nuts that tighten the seat down against the blank. A bit too big for me, but then again what ever makes the person using the rod happy is indeed all that counts. Necessity, is, after all; the mother of invention.
A forum community dedicated to fishing and boat owners and enthusiasts along the East Coast and Gulf area. Come join the discussion about piers, safety, gear, tackle, reviews, accessories, classifieds, and more!