Maple Burl, Double Dyed Burl #2, Natural Buckeye, Double Dyed Burl #5, Double Dyed Burl #15, Double Dyed Burl #13

Spey Reel Seats

Item Id: RS-Spey
Wood Type
Double Dye Service* [optional] help
If choosing Double-Dyed burl, look at photos (in the description) and select the color you'd like for us to closely match.
Locking System
Hardware Finish


Snake Brand is pleased to introduce to the market Double Dyed Burl to complement those Switch Rods and Spey Rods.

Snake Brand has been an industry leader for over twenty-five years. Our goal has always been to be the leader in creativity, innovation, and performance. We looked at the offerings for Spey Fly Rods and found that there was room for improvement. We designed a specific new series of guides to improve the performance of Spey Rods. Our round helix and our proprietary ECO Finish are the perfect combination to increase line speed and distance. The rods' performance and casting ability are an art form, however, the reel seat inserts were rather plain. With this in mind, we developed a double-dyed burl which enhances and provides the finishing touches to your work of art.

We only use the finest grained woods that set your rod creations apart from those that only use plain grained woods. If you are taking the time to create a one of a kind custom rod doesn’t your rod deserve the finest reel seats and inserts available in the market?

The perfect compliment to our reel seat designs are our wood inserts.


  • Stabilized
  • UV inhibitors
  • Removable butt cap for optional fighting butt
  • Proprietary finish that is super hard that is near impossible to dent
  • Diameter is larger than typical reel seat, so it's stronger and shows more detail grain of the wood
  • Specifically designed for spey/switch rods
  • It's only the top 3-4% of wood is used in these seats

Service Options

If you'd like to choose your reel seat from a selection, select either the 3-Pack or Photo Selection service (above).

  • 3-Pack Service: We'll ship three (3) wood inserts. You will then select the one you like best and mail the other two back to us.
  • Photo Selection Service: We'll select three (3) wood inserts from the chosen wood species, take photos, send you photos so you can choose the reel seat you prefer.


Type Length O.D. Bore
Uplocking threaded barrel with round insert 3.75" .740" .560"
Uplocking threaded barrel with round insert 3.75" .740" .560"

Here's what the experts are saying about Snake Brand Guides

"Over years, I have supplied literally millions of snake guides and tops to fly rod manufacturers around the globe. I must say that Snake Brand guides and tip tops are the most perfect that I have ever come across. From the stamping of the radius on the guide feet, to the fact they sit flat and straight on the rod blank. Consistent in every way and very user friendly."
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Wood Insert Species

Please note that these photos are examples and representation of what is available. Mother Nature creates unique and one of a kind pieces of wood, though some may be similar there are no two that are a perfect match. All of our wood inserts are stabilized. The wood inserts that we offer are:

Double-Dyed Burl

Mother Nature has provided unique burl with beautiful grain patterns that readily accept dyes. The result is beautiful color patterns based on the hardness and tightness of the grain in the burls. Mother Nature does not create any two pieces that are identically matched, color patterns may close to samples that we have photographed, however no two are the same. These inserts and their beautiful hardware will complement your specialty rod.

Double Dyed Burl #1 Double Dyed Burl #2 Double Dyed Burl #3 Double Dyed Burl #4 Double Dyed Burl #5 Double Dyed Burl #6 Double Dyed Burl #7 Double Dyed Burl #8 Double Dyed Burl #9 Double Dyed Burl #11 Double Dyed Burl #12 Double Dyed Burl #13 Double Dyed Burl #14 Double Dyed Burl #15

Flamed Redwood

This is an amazing wood, it yields reddish brown tones with dark eyes. I first saw this wood in custom knife handles and I knew that I must find this wood to offer it to our valued customers. I later found the Flamed Redwood, it has rich warm tones coupled with the beautiful golden banding that picks up light in every direction is truly unique.

Flamed Redwood

Spalted Alder

This is a species of wood that features beautiful creamy yellows, brown tones and at times black lines that highlight the beauty of this unique wood. This is a perfect match for bamboo rods.

Spey Reel Seats

Spalted Maple

We offer highly figured maple burl, spalted maple and dyed maple. Maple burl when dyed features beautiful eye patterns with a plum coloration throughout the figuring.

Spalted Maple

Natural Buckeye

This is a burled wood that grows below the ground. It features highly figured woods that take a finish nicely. The color tones range from a dark grey to lighter grey with some that may have a combination of grey and creamy yellow.

Natural Buckeye

Maple Burl

Mother Nature has again taken her color pallet and created burl that have numerous configurations that complement finely crafted fly rods. Most common are lighter toned burls with colorful eye patterns and swirls in the grain. These range from a blonde color to lighter brown tones. Another variation is cream spalt that provides white tones throughout the burl.

Lastly there is black lined spalt that outlines the creamy yellows.

Natural Buckeye

When I look at the first rod that I built my only regret is that I wished someone could have offered me wood of this quality.

A Custom Built Fly Rod Deserves Only The Finest Components Available.

I am confident that you folks can take this and run with it.

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