Has anyone used these? I've seen similar seats on British and European surf rods, but I'm wondering how well they grip the blank. Wouldn't the reel and seat shift and rotate out of place after a few casts?
I've used the century equivalent. There's also a model made by abu for the UK/mediterranean market that seems popular. My experience with adjustable has been.... adequate... not great, but it's a solution to a problem. No where near as comfortable as a nice trigger seat properly mounted but for 9 dollars you might as well try it out. I suggest putting down a section of shrink tube wherever you intend on having it for it to grab.
i am looking to get a conventional with levelwind for catfish and occasional beach use.
how does a thumb bar work ?
is it a friction type of thing ?
is it reliable as in locking the spool good and no chance of slipping during the cast ?
This is for my wife as im fed up with her bitching...
I know that I drive a few people crazy when I say that they need to learn the OTG cast first before trying pendulum and some people feel that they can just go straight to it , so I though I would put these two videos up to show that the fundamentals of foot/weight transfer and arm position are...
I've been new to long distance casting. So my personal current record is about 90 meters or about 100 yards. I know it's not much in surfcasting but I am working on improvement. I am fishing this days so I postponed my practicing for next winter.
As for now I am using 3.6 meter rod with 2 or 3...
Well finally got out to throw a lead , was happy with the most part other than the cast where the shock leader snapped , looks funny in the video but thankfully was able to get a few cast out afterwards without any drama .
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