- Jul 11, 2018
Its interesting when talking about trotting reels, (apart from Centre-pins) because we all have different size hands, and our rods are all slightly different in size. To trot all day, your finger has to just rest on the spool lip and not be stretched or reaching. Its why I find it odd at times that people ask about the best trotting reels to buy? Not a criticism at all, just an observation really. I used two reels today on my new rod, and neither felt just right, ok, but after several hours I thought I need to try another reel that doesn't have as long a hang. Its subjective I know many won't be as fussy as me, I must try the Mitchel next time out and then the 501 too.