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I've found recently that double handles are a HUGE advantage for many Eging techniques.

Does any one have any makes of reel or aftermarket handle that could fit what we are using.

I'd like to get a double handle on a rarenium for example.

Daiwa do a range from the E-*** through the Emeraldas but there must be others. Even the Shimano Exage comes with a double option I think (still) but the reels are too heavy and spools too big and too deep.

Basically, when working the rod, you need to keep up with the slack being generated or suffer tip wrap and/or missed takes.

Interline rods are supposed to be more forgiving but most top eging men use very smooth heavy or dense handles or, doubles which to my eye, look way better as they keep running after you let go. They have rotational inertia which controls the slack line.

Still learning and so, I thought I'd pass this stuff along as we go....
 

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Interesting Keith.

Not too many top reels out there with doubles, but:

Stradic (too heavy?)
Daiwa TD-R (double handle)?
Daiwa Tournament Airity (double handle) - nice and light - basically a Luvias with different spool material and no machined handle.Have used one and it's not as free spinning as a double handle Shimano. May be enough to make a difference though.

Daiwa RCS machined double handle? good luck getting hold of one.

Lots more I expect but those are just the good ones in the UK I can think of.
 

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I've found recently that double handles are a HUGE advantage for many Eging techniques.

Does any one have any makes of reel or aftermarket handle that could fit what we are using.

I'd like to get a double handle on a rarenium for example.

Daiwa do a range from the E-*** through the Emeraldas but there must be others. Even the Shimano Exage comes with a double option I think (still) but the reels are too heavy and spools too big and too deep.

Basically, when working the rod, you need to keep up with the slack being generated or suffer tip wrap and/or missed takes.

Interline rods are supposed to be more forgiving but most top eging men use very smooth heavy or dense handles or, doubles which to my eye, look way better as they keep running after you let go. They have rotational inertia which controls the slack line.

Still learning and so, I thought I'd pass this stuff along as we go....
Companies like Bassart and ZPI plus many others have double handles for most Daiwa and Shimano spinning reels.

http://gcraft-japan.jp/bassart/sdh_841.htm

Here is the links to the main Japanese manufactures of aftermarket handles, spools and other parts

http://www.office-zpi.com/
http://www.ing-fg.com/index.html
http://www.avail.jp/
http://www.f-dress.jp/index.html
http://gcraft-japan.jp/
http://www.livre-megatech.com/
http://www.studio-oceanmark.com/
 
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I am a fan of double handles (twin power and stradic). Off the boat and off the shore I like to use their ability to continue rotating against a light pressure to pick up slack line.
 
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