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Old 01-16-2011, 01:48 PM
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Default Re: Up locking vs. down locking reel seats

I gotta ask, have any of you guys noticed what I mentioned about it being easier to drop a reel while trying to mount to up locking seats?

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I gotta ask, have any of you guys noticed what I mentioned about it being easier to drop a reel while trying to mount to up locking seats? Ard
Ard, I agree. Not only that, but I have proved it on more occasions than I care to admit to. Also, I seem to prefer the balance better on my lighter rods that downlock. Having said all that, DiverDan has a point about uplocking allowing a de facto fighting butt when needed that won't get in the way of fast reeling as much as a downlocking reel seat would.
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Default Re: Up locking vs. down locking reel seats

I think if I were to buy another rod it would be a down locking reel. I have an up locking. I have not found a graceful way to install it without dropping the rod, reel or both. The best known method for me is to hold the full length rod under my left arm. The full length because it seems to hold the rod butt little more steady. Right hand installs the reel. The left hand grabs the reel, this is where the steady butt comes into play. Then the right hand tries to tighten the knurled nut before the left hand pulls the reel out of the seat.
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Default Re: Up locking vs. down locking reel seats

the process of holding the reel with one hand and tightening the reel seat with the other at the same time can be quite cumbersome. and, yes i have dropped my reels a "few" times. fortunately no damage to the reels. my new method is to hold the rod section pointing downward, and then proceed. gravity will help on this one.


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Default Re: Up locking vs. down locking reel seats

I don't seem to have much trouble, I put the reel on before I assemble the rod. I turn the handle reel side up, point the rod down at a 45 or so, slide the foot into the handle end slip the slide ring over the foot and spin the lock down. Doing it this way gravity is my helper not my enemy. The only time I ever dropped a reel was when I was getting it out of the bag and snagged the handle and dropped it.
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