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Reel up or reel down

Discussion in 'Casting' started by Gooseisloose, Dec 26, 2016.

  1. Ashley.Davies

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    Guys I fish reel down multiplier on a 13ft beach caster... Might be a stupid question but generally how many inches above the bottom of the rod do you put your reel? I put mine about 6inches up
     
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  3. IMAndrew

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    Depends on how comfortable you are with 6 inches.
    I prefer 10 inches which is more comfortable for winding in.
     
  4. Ashley.Davies

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    Il give 10inchs a go see if it feels better (that's what she said) when reeling in
     
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    That is what he likes too ... :eek:
     
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    I never see any of the boys fishing with a fix spool low down
     
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    fish reel down and have done for 20yr. started doing it out of necessity when a not so good friend dropped a rock on my right hand while crabbing, I never regained full use of 2 fingers. I do fish reel up occasionally but get a much better grip on the spool with my left hand.
     
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    I fish and cast with the fixed spool down .
     
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    I have done for years now and I struggle to fish reel high with a right hand release these days.
    Pete
     
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    Yeah I know people do it just in 20 years of fishing never seen hardly any boys using it
     
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    Think its more popular on the east coast.
     
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    Don't see it much on this, the Fylde Coast.... Although T.B.F. a friend and well known caster - Alan Harrison from Morecambe was casting F.S. down rod in the early nineties. 150gm, .35 line and regularly over 220m in the right conditions. He fished the same way too. ( short rod, pendulum).
    As far as the O.P. goes it's a personal choice. Both ways work. Either way casts as far as the other. Both ways have plus points and minus points.
    Why not try both ways yourself and make up your own mind which is preferred. You seem to favour reel down???. But if the consensus went for reel up would you suddenly change your opinion??? Many do:rolleyes:
     
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    Baaaaaaa
     
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    I cast fixed spool down(backcast) for a few years till injury to my knee change me to forward facing cast..still cast low reel with a multi's but reel up on the fixed spool.... 73351_489076274475165_104893261_n.jpg
     
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