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Method To Determine Placement of Reel Seat For Spinning Reel?

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Mr. G:

 

It's my undertsanding that there are some rules of thumb w/r/t placing reel seats.

 

For example, for conventional heavers (for *fishing* applications), I've heard one way to estimate reel seat placement is to hold the blank straight out with the butt in your solar plexus, blank parallell to the floor. Then, while keeping the butt attached to your solar plexus, you move the rod 45 degrees to the right (if you're a righty), arm outstretched. Where the tip of your thumbpad touches the blank, that is where the center of the reel seat goes.

 

Question: What would you do for a spinning rod?

 

 

 

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Plug,

 

The correct way to initially do the reelseat placement for a conventional is to hold the blank and extend your arm. The butt of the blank is tight to your armpit and your arm and thumb are fully extended.

 

Now slightly bend your elbow. This will shorten the butt a little. Where the tip of your extended thumb is where the center of the reelseat should be.

 

For spinning just deduct two inches since the reel post goes between the middle and ring finger.

 

 

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