In 2000, Fuji released their ECS bait casting graphite composite trigger reel seat, touting what can only be described as game changing features of its time:
1. An ergonomically designed reel seat that not only presents a smooth, fatigue prevention profile, it also features a unique 8 degree offset tilt (for the #16 reel seat and 10 degrees for #17) for added comfort on the wrist.
2. A cut-out section at the base of the reel seat that exposes a section of the blank in the casting hand of the angler for added sensitivity that is messaged down the tip of the rod.
3. An arbor-less construction that minimises the use of access tape and resin to shed weight and increase sensitivity.
In its day, all these innovative design features, made the ECS bait casting trigger reel seat stand head and shoulders above its competition, making it one of the most sensitive and lightest pipe reel seats to ever be produced, which even today, still finds favour with many custom rod owners and builders of today for its reliability, comfort, sensitivity and sturdiness.
If you are looking to build a light weight, light game, performance bait casting rod on any of our CTS bait casting blanks, and are considering using Fuji's ECS reel seat body, consider the following ECS reel seat hoodsto configure your ECS reel seat body with, for your custom rod build: