Shoulder harnesses kind of work against you with stand up fishing,Wouldn't it be better to have a shoulder harness and fighting belt instead of a rail rod?
more for fishing the chair.
You probably want a bucket harness and drop plate that rests on your thighs,
and some quick disconnect drop straps from bucket harness to reel lugs.
Braid makes some nice gear, look at Brute Buster for bucket style harness.
Can hang any type of plate from it.
You sit back into the harness to counter the pull from the fish/drag.
Done right, no back strain, your weight and legs do most of the work.
Was he using the rod/reel upside down?BUT I have seen Capt Matt on his knees at the rail fighting YFT on spinning tackle
Not possible to "rail" a spinner otherwise
If you are targeting fish you can physically handle with aJust a question, Legitimately trying to learn, and save some money to not have to buy a rail rod lol
harness, then you don't need/want a rail rod.
West coast boats have a low rail which is ideal for using a harness.
Other ports have higher rails and that makes fishing with the harness more difficult.
Funny, the place where Stand up fishing for tuna was developed, So Cal,
including the rods, and much of the tackle and harnesses,
with boats ideally setup to fish with a harness.
Couple of decades later and the fishermen in that area for the most part,
are all rail jockeys. Figure that one out.
Although coming from the guys who strip their braid after every trip,
and put in the dish washer, I'm not too surprised.