How Do You Hold Your Rod/reel?
Posted April 27 2012 - 09:34 AM
You would think there's only one way but gripping is different. I mainly hold at the trigger, sometimes I'll double finger the trigger. I don't palm a baitcaster but then again I've seen different palm techniques used.
Spinning, there's different ways where you can grip the reel, and even not at all, when I cast ill grip with the pinky/ring then switch over to the ring/middle for better hold.
Posted April 27 2012 - 09:46 AM
Posted April 27 2012 - 09:50 AM
I double finger the trigger and palm the left side of the reel. My index finger always touches the wormshaft gear screw.
Posted April 27 2012 - 01:36 PM
Posted April 27 2012 - 02:05 PM
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Posted April 27 2012 - 02:28 PM
Hold the spinners under the reel or sometimes the reel seat
Posted April 27 2012 - 07:41 PM
Never really thought about it. I guess I palm a caster, and 2 or 3 fingers in front on a spinner.
Posted April 27 2012 - 08:22 PM
Posted April 27 2012 - 09:28 PM
Over the course of years without thinking about it my hand moved from holding a spinning reel between my index and middle finger to having my entire hand in front of the reel, pinky resting on the reel foot. Since all of my rods have a good size fore grip I find this very comfortable, I feel my hand is in position for better leverage on a larger fish. Going back to a more traditional grip is now uncomfortable for me.
I fish all spinning gear right now and this is exactly how I hold my rods. I grip just in front of the reel with my pinky against the reel seat. I find that the rod is balanced better and I have more leverage when fighting fish. I switched from having the reel between any fingers to holding in front of the reel mostly because the reel was starting to hurt my fingers on long days of fishing.
Posted April 27 2012 - 10:02 PM
3 in front when reeling, palmed.t
On spinning reel 3 in front with thumb on top, casting and reeling.
Index finger under the line when working soft baits.
Posted April 27 2012 - 11:02 PM
I remember when one of my wife's friends went fishing with us once. She told us she had been fishing since she was a child. She gets in the boat and proceeds to hold her spinning rod upside down with the reel on top like a bait caster and her entire hand behind the reel. She said it was the way her father taught her to fish and she's done it that way her entire life. She's in her late 50's so she's been doing it some for some time. It hurt me to watch but she was having fun so who am I to say that she was doing it wrong?
Posted April 28 2012 - 09:12 PM
Baitcasters: One or two fingers behind the trigger, and thumb always on the spool..
That's for regular bass fishing...
Posted May 29 2012 - 08:56 PM
I am right handed, but could never get used to casting with my right and reeling with left. I cast with right hand and reel with same hand. Some say that you lose valuable time that way, but I actually switch hands fairly quickly and have never lost a fish due to the switch. Also, despite being right handed, I have more power setting the hook and controlling the fish with my left hand/ arm. Makes no sense I know, still.
Posted May 29 2012 - 09:59 PM
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