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Old 02-06-2019, 12:03 AM
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Is this how everyone holds the newer Daiwa rods

I noticed my hand migrating to the front of the grip on the Gen Blacks - and that was before I cut the butts off.

There was a time, when this would have been a big issue for me but I dont fish like that anymore, so its cool.

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Old 08-06-2019, 04:15 AM
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I've always held rods with the reel stem between pinky and ring finger, usually with my index finger run along the grip to the blank. Only recently have I bought a rod with skeleton grips and find that they are way comfier with the reel stem between ring and middle finger, but otherwise ring-pinky seems better for small and controlled flicks in my hands.
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Old 08-06-2019, 04:45 AM
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Yeah I cut the butts off my rods because I find my guts get in the way on alot of retrieves. Especially when wearing winter jackets

Apart from the immediate effect on comfort levels - it also keeps my shoulders in better alignment on long sessions.

So I'm no stranger to sneaking a few fingers up onto the foregrip while retrieving.

But I did use the Gen Black for a few months, before cutting the butts off and found they were more tip heavy than rods I've used in the past.

I still like them alot as they are light and crisp (compared to what I've used in the past).

Ideally I'd like to have 2 fingers above the reel stem (as opposed to all 4) - but I'm learning thats very difficult to do on a 7fter without adding weight or length to the butt
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