What on earth is the anti reverse switch for?

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Re: What on earth is the anti reverse switch for?

Postby Paul Foot » Thu Feb 01, 2018 4:19 pm

I have never used the thing either and no idea what it was for. I want to play with it now. Like the line clip, pommy carp fishos use it for measuring but apart from that no real reason.



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Re: What on earth is the anti reverse switch for?

Postby Mattblack » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:28 pm

99% sure it's a hangover from old reels when the drags wernt as good and you had to wind backwards instead...you'll find that a lot of reels dont have them anymore (I presume some reels still have them because people may think something is cheap about their new purchase if its missing)

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Re: What on earth is the anti reverse switch for?

Postby mingle » Thu Feb 01, 2018 5:48 pm

Yep, they're largely irrelevant these days, plus they're just an extra spot for salt-water to get inside the reel.

I removed it from my Sienna 2500 and plugged the hole with some epoxy putty,

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Re: What on earth is the anti reverse switch for?

Postby ducky » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:28 pm

When I’ve been fishing heavy drags on lightish rods. Eg 3kg drag on a 2-5kg rod (yes, no bs) I’ve found it handy whenever I’ve wound a lure to the tip of my rod. Flick the anti reverse and back the lure off the tip. It’s safer than grabbing a hand full of leader and pulling it off.

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Re: What on earth is the anti reverse switch for?

Postby dazz999 » Fri Feb 02, 2018 6:50 pm

manly the poms use it i love that the new reels dont have it


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