Another post brought this question to mind. How many, who still occasionally use spin cast reels (closed face), find themselves palming the reel?
To me it makes sense. With spinning your hand is roughly over the reel and with bait casting most people palm it. Why? Because that point of your rod gives you the most leverage and probably the most sensitivity. By having your hand next to the reel, on it, or above it, you create a fulcrum point or a pivot point. It allows for better hook sets and better control of the fish. So why not palm the spin cast reel? But dang they are so bulky sometimes. Thankfully I have big hands even then I have to stick with the Zebco 202 size or equivalent (in size).
Palming A Spin Cast Reel
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Posted July 02 2012 - 09:53 AM
When I use to use a Johnson Century - way back when - I always palmed it. Just makes sense, but that way, your fingers can hold the line, ahead of the cup, preventing loose spooling and subsequent tangles.
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