Therein lies a tale!Reel feet for probably all reels and rod fittings manufactured today comply with a standard maintained by the AFFTA, who are the same body who publish standards for fly line weights. These are the only standards that apply specifically to fly fishing tackle.
Sadly, I do not know all the rod brands and reel brands where said impasse occurs.Don't hold back, what is it?
I have one of the early SKB cassette reels, which I can't use with my Hardy Demon rods.Sadly, I do not know all the rod brands and reel brands where said impasse occurs.
I can only add a few.
Hardy 500 does not fit easilly onto an orvis, cant remember which one, but does happen.
Tibor (billy pate) everglades, does not fit onto some high end rods
Was a time that every s.a.(scientific anglers) reel did not fit onto many middle and top end rods, reel foot had to be changed to fit.
Been there done that, so to speak
What a mess, sovereign rods and reels are among my favorite Hardy tackle, back in the day i couldn't find them and picked a couple of hardy ultralite reel and rod combos instead.In fact sometimes rods and reels from the same manufacturer don't fit.
Many years ago I had a Hardy Sovereign 9ft 6 rod and 3 different Hardy Sovereign reels. None of them fitted together.
In those days Hardy had a shop on Pall Mall. I visited the shop and explained this to one of the sales guys. He said this was impossible but when he tried he was rather shocked.