Do the Eyes Go Up or Down on a Fishing Pole?

Fishing poles are either the bane or blessing of any angler. Depending on the type of pole and the types of fish you are trying to catch, there are a plethora of choices when it comes to selecting the right fishing pole.

One key element in determining the right pole is knowing whether your eyes should be going up or down when you look at it.

When looking at a fishing pole, the eyes should always go down. This is because a fishing pole should be assembled with all its components pointing downward.

The reel should be mounted onto the handle, and then all line guides should be pointing toward the ground. This ensures that line from the reel can feed through each guide evenly and correctly as it travels up to the tip of the rod.

Why Does This Matter?

This matters because if you assemble your pole incorrectly, with eyes going up instead of down, it can cause problems such as line tangling and crimping which can lead to knots and snags when reeling in your catch. Additionally, having your eyes going up instead of down can reduce sensitivity while casting, which could cause you to miss bites or lose fish when they take off running.

What Should You Do?

When assembling a fishing rod, always check that all components are facing downward before you begin reeling in your line. Make sure that all guides are pointing downward and that none are turned upwards. If they are, make sure to adjust them before continuing.

Doing so will ensure that your line feeds correctly through each guide as you cast out into open water, helping you bring in more fish with fewer tangles and snags along the way.

In conclusion, when looking at a fishing pole for assembly purposes, always make sure that your eyes go down on it. Having them point upwards can lead to problems such as knots and tangles which could reduce your efficiency while out on the water. Always check that all components are facing downwards before continuing so that you can maximize your performance while casting out into open water.

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Daniel Bennet