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Old 04-16-2019   #1
 
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Thigh hook or full lean bar?

Looking to get something to keep me from falling out of the boat. Wondering who's used what and what they prefer.
Thanks in advance for your opinions and thoughts.

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Lean bar.
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I always use the loggerhead but I'm after the big fish.
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raised front seat. no bar. sit on the seat, rest your feet on the tubes. Great mobility and stability. I don't understand the fascination with standing up to fish in a raft, it's really an inferior method.
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I agree with elkhaven. I ditched the casting bars, but if you really want one, go with the full hoop. One sided hooks get wobbly in short order. The fitting eggs out the pipe with all the force over time.
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I'll second (third?) what mttod said, nothing or a full hoop. I have the thigh hook and one issue we've had is that when you're stripping your line it somehow easily loops itself around hook. I think that the full bar would minimize that.
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