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I was doing some reading on another site and this was one of the topics.  I had never given it any thought.  The way people hold them was all over the place so I thought I might do a little survey here.

For those of you who ever fish with a spinning setup, how do you place your fingers in relation to the reel?

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8 minutes ago, Quillback said:

It is so automatic that I have to think about it.  I believe that I grip the rod so that the reel seat is between my middle and ring finger.  

That's typically how I hold mine. If it is a bigger rod like shore or boat rod  I will hold it with my entire hand in front of the reel.

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32 minutes ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

Between index and middle finger.  Unless it’s between my middle finger and ring finger or ring finger and pinky finger or my whole hand in front or behind the reel seat😁

I see that you strive for consistency 😉.

My hand position is more about whether I can cast with one or need both hands.

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1 hour ago, Johnsfolly said:

I see that you strive for consistency 😉.

My hand position is more about whether I can cast with one or need both hands.

Mine is how many casts I make with a jerker before I switch the position due to soreness...😀

Go to is between index and middle...  For future reference.

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3 hours ago, Quillback said:

It is so automatic that I have to think about it.  I believe that I grip the rod so that the reel seat is between my middle and ring finger.  

That's how I do it.  Leaves the index finger free to pick up the line while maintaining a secure grip on the rod.

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38 minutes ago, snagged in outlet 3 said:

Mine is how many casts I make with a jerker before I switch the position due to soreness...😀

Go to is between index and middle...  For future reference.

exactly why I switched to baitcasting on big jerkers......

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