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kylakelover
12-06-2017, 08:37 AM
Do you fish with reels facing up or down?

M R Dux
12-06-2017, 08:39 AM
Up.

I want to be able to hit the thumb-bar on my Shakespeare reels without thinking about it to let out line in case I have to swing a fish into the boat or drag it to the net.

CrappiePappy
12-06-2017, 09:00 AM
Up .... as I see no purpose in having a baitcast reel hanging upside down & having to not only lift the rod out of the holder, but also turn the rod over, in the process, in order to have the reel in the correct position for cranking in the line. Just seems to add a factor of difficulty & cumbersomeness to what should be a straight forward & simple act.

scrat
12-06-2017, 09:33 AM
theysaid up!

catchncrisco
12-06-2017, 09:42 AM
Fourth up !

deltarat
12-06-2017, 10:26 AM
up to make it easier to adjust if needed

sinkermaker
12-06-2017, 10:35 AM
Up just like they said

trypman1
12-06-2017, 11:33 AM
UP!

silverside
12-06-2017, 01:09 PM
7 up

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windstone
12-06-2017, 01:29 PM
I don't know if it is because i am left handed or just like the natural bow of my rods but i fish with the reel facing down. very rarely i need to hit that thumb bar until l lift aboard or net it. to each his on. fish on...

eagle 1
12-06-2017, 01:31 PM
up.

ozarks ranger
12-06-2017, 01:58 PM
Up the rods have the backbone built in facing up spinning rods down I caught a 17 lb drum while trolling I probably couldn’t land it upside down


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Herewego
12-06-2017, 07:39 PM
Up.

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Herewego
12-06-2017, 07:46 PM
Baitcasters up, spinning reels down. [emoji3] 282192


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blueball
12-06-2017, 08:01 PM
Some up,some down,wherever,drives people crazy when they fish with me:-)

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bowmender
12-06-2017, 08:06 PM
Up here aswell.

2boatjoe
12-06-2017, 09:13 PM
Up

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bandchaser
12-06-2017, 10:14 PM
If it catches fish, who gives a rip! Now....

282211

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LittleJohn
12-06-2017, 11:37 PM
Up for me. I like the bait casters for spider rigging. Spinning reels for long lining.
LittleJohn

kylakelover
12-07-2017, 08:39 AM
I fish mine up also, but have noticed pics of some with reels down.
I do fish with strike indicator beads between the last 2 guides. They seem to work best when the beads are hanging down as with spinning rods.



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bandchaser
12-07-2017, 09:35 AM
I remember years and years ago when my papa only had Uncle Buck's jig rods with the 2 metal tabs on the rod butt for winding and holding line.
I'm not sure but I believe I caught fish with them tabs on the top, on the bottom, to the left and to the right!
"Simple is sometimes more satisfying..."

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Orion_70
12-07-2017, 10:57 AM
My spinning reels are down... Just ordered a bunch of baitcasters to switch out I the spinning reels(easier on my little girl, she can't get used to the left hand reel on a spinning) Baitcasters will be up... I just ordered 14 so now I either need more rods for the others or selling the spinning... Plus after this last weekend, we were pushing at only 2-3 ft deep on 14 ft rods, I'm done with spinning reels for that, I want to be able to hit the bar and let line out easier to land them

LittleJohn
12-07-2017, 11:29 AM
Orion_70 the Spinning reels comes in handy if you are going to do any long lining.
LittleJohn

Nutbush
12-07-2017, 11:34 AM
My $5.49 zebcos 202 hangs down, I think.

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