Spinning Reel Innovation ......

Discussion in 'Jigging and Popping' started by HungryJack, Jul 13, 2020.

  1. HungryJack

    HungryJack Member

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    2handles.jpg

    Yes, that is real.
    And it does work
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    It was done to Stella's as well,
    don't have the picture handy.

    You need another handle,
    and a couple of shims, plus cap.

    You can change hands when you get tired.
    Deep drop guys came up with this,
    works when fighting pelagics as well.

    Only caveat, you have to be careful with hitting
    the unused handle on the gunnel or rail or anything else,
    if you do, it will stop the handle, and then it will unscrew
    and drop off the reel as you are reeling with the other handle.
    Both handles spin when you reel one.

    A little non permanent Loctite might help with the problem.

    Have fun.
     
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  2. mandaragat

    mandaragat Member

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    I thought about it for this reason but ended using conventional for right retrieve and spinner for the left.
     

  3. Lilmie28

    Lilmie28 Member

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    Innovative. Can swap hands during a long fight. But need to be careful of not hitting the other handle
     
  4. Chan

    Chan Member

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    I have seen a friend use it on a Saltiga on one of my Andaman trips. He was using a modified harness and using both hands also for retrieve.
     
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  5. Chan

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    Here’s a picture.
    E82F01DE-3505-43EF-9C8D-7D4C720F396E.jpeg
     
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  6. landlocked

    landlocked Senior Member

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    better than having to hand the rod off
     
  7. lite-liner

    lite-liner troll enforcement Staff Member

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    that picture is nearly 20 years old.
    from Konafishing.com
    back then, most folks couldn't stomach dropping $900 for a stella FA, so kona fishing started tricking-out the Penn 9500ss.
    there were other mods as well including Stainless steel main gear and a double dog anti-reverse by just re-assembling the existing AR setup in a different manner.
    I actually have my old 9500 with all that shit on it.
    fished it twice and bought a Stella. Lol still have it, too.
     
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  8. a1flyfishr

    a1flyfishr Retired Member Supporting Member

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    Can I sit in my chair and peddle like a bike?

    Benny
     
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  9. Chan

    Chan Member

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    That’s what I thought when I first saw it too!! A new definition to high speed jigging!
     
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