- Published: Sunday, 13 June 2010 09:28
The bottom end of the rod – the butt – is a pretty important part of the rod.
It’s most important task is in securely holding the reel in a position that is comfortable to cast, retrieve and fight fish.
If a rod were set up purely as a casting tool, the height of the reel-seat might be best positioned way up the rod to afford maximum leverage. Unfortunately, when it came to waiting for a bite or fighting a fish, this ultra-high reel position would seem awfully uncomfortable.