FOR OVER 30 YEARS REC HAS CREATED FISHING ROD COMPONENTS THAT ARE AESTHETICALLY BEAUTIFUL, FIT PERFECTLY, FUNCTION FLAWLESSLY, AND LAST A LIFETIME. RECENT TECHNOLOGICAL ADVANCEMENTS HAVE ENABLED REC TO EMPLOY NUMERICALLY CONTROLLED PRECISION MANUFACTURING TECHNIQUES THUS ALLOWING OUR CUSTOMERS THE BENEFIT OF HAND CRAFTSMANSHIP AND CLOSE TOLERANCES AT A REASONABLE COST. REC COMPONENTS ARE FABRICATED FROM THE FINEST RAW MATERIALS AVAILABLE. REC'S NICKEL SILVER COMPONENTS ARE NOW MADE FROM REC'S NEW AND EXCLUSIVE 18% NICKEL CONTENT ALLOY " EVERBRIGHT ". REC ALUMINUM COMPONENTS ARE PRODUCED FROM HIGH STRENGTH, HARDENED, AIRCRAFT GRADE ALLOYS ANODIZED TO EXACTING MILITARY AND INDUSTRIAL STANDARDS. REC'S SALT WATER COMPONENTS ARE FURTHER PROTECTED THROUGH THE USE OF AN ANODIZED HARD COAT AND TEFLON FINISH PROVIDING FOR SUPERIOR DURABILITY COUPLED WITH LIGHT WEIGHT; A COMBINATION UNATTAINABLE WITH OTHER METAL ALLOYS. REC WOOD SPACERS ARE HANDCRAFTED FROM A VARIETY OF SELECT NORTH AMERICAN HARDWOODS, IMPREGNATED WOOD, IMPORTED EXOTIC HARDWOODS, AND HIGHLY FIGURED BURLS. REC PAYS PARTICULAR ATTENTION TO THE DETAILS OF THEIR WOOD SPACERS BY ENSURING THAT THE REEL FOOT CONTOUR PRECISELY MATCHES THE RADIUS OF THE SPACERS. MANY OF REC'S REEL SEATS ARE PROVIDED WITH MORTISED WOOD SPACERS OR SLOTTED BARRELS WHICH CRADLE AND SECURE THE REEL FOOT FROM SLIPPAGE.