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Old 09-04-2011, 08:21 AM
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Default Re: Rod Grip: Thumb or Index Finger?

Europeans call what everyone here is calling the "Palm out" grip, the "palm forward" grip, which I believe is more accurately descrilptive of the grip.

It is basically the same grip used by the dominant hand to throw a baseball, hit a baseball, hold a tennis racket, golf club, hockey stick, lacrosse stick, and that used by most professional framing carpenters to swing a heavy framing hammer or hatchet.

It is also possible to grab a fly rod the same way, or not.

Cheers,
Jim
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