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I welded this custom thumb rest from metal I bought from a home improvement store. I wanted my spinning rod to have leverage...and I wanted feel of a baitcaster...so this is what I came up with.
This is a very innovative design. I like this idea. I could see the benefit of this for someone who mainly fishes bait casters and wants that extra leverage in their hookset and just in general
This looks as simple as the picture shows, but it's more complex than it looks. It isn't just drilled into the rod handle, it also has a protrusion at the metal plate's end that also goes into the rod handle. It's solid and won't move. Another main reason why I build this is b/c I do a lot of jerkbait fishing and the thin rod handle would always fatigue my hand from jerking. This is my solution and it works perfectly. The concept is the alternative to the JB Custom rod's handle or the St. Croix Legend Xtremes'...
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