Double trigger has a good feel


It will probably take you an hour or two to get used to, but the double-trigger grip feels really nice in your hands. I put my index finger in front of the front trigger and my middle and ring fingers right behind it, which seems to make the rod feel a bit more balanced. This design still allows you to keep constant contact with the rod blank, so the sensitivity doesn’t seem to be affected at all. It also feels like I get a little more leverage with this design, especially when I’m setting the hook or fighting a fish. The rod doesn’t seem to twist or roll as much, so I’d like to think that I’m not losing as much energy between the rod and the fish. 

My verdict is still out about the reel seat design, however. Instead of screwing down on the reel from the top, you actually screw the grip–where your palm sits–up onto the reel. As I fish throughout the day and set the hook several times, I’ve noticed that the reel seat will loosen a bit over time. I’ve gotten in a habit of checking and periodically tightening it, so I haven’t had any mishaps, but it is something to keep an eye on.