Up - Down: Which Way
It appears that all the rod makers and even the rod seat makers are pushing 'Up Locking' seats versus 'Down Locking' seats. Just out of curiosity, which do you favor and why? My preference is the 'D L' because it feels more comfortable then an 'U L' and because, and this might just be me, occassionally when I cast with an 'U L' reel seat, the line gets wrapped between the butt and reel seat. Yes, I know that with an 'U L' seat, the reel is a little further off of the ground and dirt. I don't think that's a good enough reason to compensate for the reasons I don't like it though. Just M.O. What's yours?