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Thumb The Shoulder Of The Spool Or The Line

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Which do you do? I know Ive been thumbing the line but Ive read recently this is wrong and could cause issue. Is there a right or wrong answer?

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I guess I should note also, the reason i read this was wrong is that it doesnt effect the inertia of the spool and it can cause the line to slip leading to backlashes.

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Well that just about settles it then huh

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I´ve been trying to imagine how is it posible to thumb the spool shoulder and find that unless the spool is partially filled there´s no way you can do it.

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I´ve been trying to imagine how is it posible to thumb the spool shoulder and find that unless the spool is partially filled there´s no way you can do it.

 

 

Thats exactly what I was trying to figure out.

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Depends on the reel (sometimes lure too) some I've had to thumb on spool to not birds nest but since getting into high end reels (daiwa t3's) I don't thumb my spools, no need too breaking system handles it.

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I have done both, but the line feels much more natural, and the difference is not very noticeable in performance.

 

Mitch 

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Shoulder of the spool. I cast with the reel angled to my side probably 30 to 45 degree angled, handle facing up. My thumb controls the non-handle side of the shoulder. I have better control this way. However to be acculate, my thumb is probably touching the line as well as spool. My wrist moves freely this way too.

 

I would like to add question to those who thumb the line...when you cast, is your reel right on top or angled to the side?

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Shoulder of the spool. I cast with the reel angled to my side probably 30 to 45 degree angled, handle facing up. My thumb controls the non-handle side of the shoulder. I have better control this way. However to be acculate, my thumb is probably touching the line as well as spool. My wrist moves freely this way too.

 

I would like to add question to those who thumb the line...when you cast, is your reel right on top or angled to the side?

It can be either. If it's a two handed cast, the reel is usually straight. If it's a sidearm cast, then it's angled.

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It can be either. If it's a two handed cast, the reel is usually straight. If it's a sidearm cast, then it's angled.

 

I cast 2-handed sidearm all the time.  :teeth:

 

Line.  My spools are full.

 

I cast both ways...with spool facing up and with handle either facing up or down...depending on which hand reel I am using or which hand I am casting with at the moment.  I've tried both ways trying to determine which method is more accurate.

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