Here is a pic of the new nickel silver pocketed cap/ring reel seats. On the 10 yr rods I am making right now this is an option. I have two options on the stacked bamboo inserts. You can chose either Blonde or Honey. The Honey is a warm brown color that matches the color of the blanks perfectly. Sometimes I like matching the color and other times I like to offset it, like in the pic below.
I am leaving today to go to the Southern Rodmaker's Gathering. I should have a good report to post when I get home.