How do you hold the rod on the retrieve?

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How do you hold the rod on the retrieve?

Postby FISHJC » Fri Jun 01, 2018 3:59 pm

When casting lures, how do you hold the rod on the retrieve? Up, or down? And, why? Thanks in advance :)

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Re: How do you hold the rod on the retrieve?

Postby FISHJC » Fri Jun 01, 2018 6:54 pm

Nearly 50 views and no one dares to reply.. ???

I'm not sure if there is a right way or a wrong way. I guess it depends on the lure.
Fishing a frog, I seem to hold the rod at around 2 o'clock.
Fishing a jerk bait, I seem to keep my rod down around 4 o'clock.

I'm hoping a variety of people will express their opinion.
I was told by a pro.. best to hold the rod down to gain more in setting the hook.
Whats your thoughts?

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Re: How do you hold the rod on the retrieve?

Postby Skeeterman » Fri Jun 01, 2018 9:16 pm

For me it all depends on what I'm throwing like top water i retrieve at 10 o'clock spinner bait depends on how deep of shallow I want to go same with cranks from 9 O'clock to were im sticking the rod in the water . When I'm dragging I have my rod down and pointed toward the back of the boar were i don't have to reel down to set the Hook.

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Re: How do you hold the rod on the retrieve?

Postby Bsapp » Sat Jun 02, 2018 12:25 am

Depends on the bait. Frog rod down low. Some topwaters rod up high so you can drop it to let them take it. If your throwing reaction baits like cranks I think better off to the side so the rod will absorb the strike and load. Soft plastics from 9-12. Setting the hook or letting the rod load. Think about the bait and the way the fish takes it. Do they need to eat it or do they get stuck from the trebles.

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Re: How do you hold the rod on the retrieve?

Postby Mitch » Sat Jun 02, 2018 7:52 am

Reaction baits, low, 6-9 o'clock. Jigs and plastics, high, 10-11 o'clock. Never work a bait over 11 o'clock, or you'll be setting the hook behind you.
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Re: How do you hold the rod on the retrieve?

Postby mark poulson » Sat Jun 02, 2018 8:14 am

I never really have a particular way to hold my rod. I just move it as I need to for whatever I'm fishing.
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Re: How do you hold the rod on the retrieve?

Postby monte300 » Mon Jun 04, 2018 9:22 am

as a dedicated cranker I hold the rod at the angle that allows me to fish over the top of the weeds on the Delta. I love the Speedtrap and often hold my rod tip high so I can still fish the bait instead of going to a more shallow running crankbait that I have less confidence in.

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