Rod Rider to Rail Rodder in 30 Seconds

FishRock

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There have been many threads on what fishing the rail is. No matter how well someone describes it, it is much easier to show it. In this video a newer angler goes from riding his rod to using the rail. Worth a look for anyone new to fighting big fish off the rail.

Transition starts at 9:03 into the video.

 
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Bill W

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    Night and day from 9 minutes on... Roy gave some advice and that line starts coming on the reel. I put the rod butt on my right side. That allows me to pull the rod in to my chest so i can move up or down the rail. Also i can push down with my chest to get a lift.
     
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    Artois

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    Night and day from 9 minutes on... Roy gave some advice and that line starts coming on the reel. I put the rod butt on my right side. That allows me to pull the rod in to my chest so i can move up or down the rail. Also i can push down with my chest to get a lift.
    Are your handles on the left side? Having trouble visualizing pulling the rod with a right side handle. Also, seems like it would be more difficult to turn the handle with the butt under the same side?

    Learning something all the time. the hard part is remembering from day to day.
     
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    Bill W

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    Are your handles on the left side? Having trouble visualizing pulling the rod with a right side handle. Also, seems like it would be more difficult to turn the handle with the butt under the same side?

    No problems Roy... When walking a fish the left hand holds the front bar of the reel and the rod butt is tucked under my right arm. No issues cranking with the right arm.

    Edit... I hold the front bar on my 80, on all the other reels i hold the fore grip just in front of the reel. Actually the same as Wahoodad does...
     
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    Tom Honaker

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    Night and day from 9 minutes on... Roy gave some advice and that line starts coming on the reel. I put the rod butt on my right side. That allows me to pull the rod in to my chest so i can move up or down the rail. Also i can push down with my chest to get a lift.
    looks like he has the right gear for catching yellowtail tuna!
     
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    bdubs73

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    OMG, I'm glad I wasn't the only one thinking it. Had to mute the video after a minute or so. Nice fish, though. All's well that ends with a bloody deck.
    I thought I was playing the old Tron video game with that music.
    You know I respect that the captain stuck with him and walked him to success even with some good ole fashion teasing in there:) great example of using the rail for sure.
     
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    Yellowtail Dan

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    That that really made me cringe when he was sitting on the rod and started lifting up on it. Roy is a good Captain and showed him the light
     
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    Fishybuzz

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    No problems Roy... When walking a fish the left hand holds the front bar of the reel and the rod butt is tucked under my right arm. No issues cranking with the right arm.

    Edit... I hold the front bar on my 80, on all the other reels i hold the fore grip just in front of the reel. Actually the same as Wahoodad does...


    I also fight my fish with the rod under my right arm and crank with my right hand I like everything in line not cross body,,,, most of the time I have my left hand on top of the reel my and other than that just in front of the reel same as Bill W and Wahoodad....
     
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    screamingreel

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    Watching that reel wobble while he was sitting on the rod made me crazy. Been using the rod under the same arm I am winding with for over 20 years. Just makes more sense and is very ergonomic. Use the other hand to hold reel or rod depending on the situation. Sometimes I put the rod under the other arm to give muscles a rest, but not for long...

    - Jeff Burroughs.
     
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