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Old 07-12-2005, 05:43 PM
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ok, i have a monster surf casting rod (15'), 30 lb braided line (nice low profile) and a new okuma reel. usually 'chunkin' and have a 2-3 oz piece of lead on the end. my question is this, the centrifical force generated from the weight and the 15' pole pulls the line out from under my finger or thumb when casting. aside from 'flubbing' the cast, that braided line sure can cause a deep cut!!!!!

any suggestions on how to really launch my line out there without getting my hand sliced to bits or throwing my chunk lateral down the beach from me?

Thanks in advance.
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Old 07-12-2005, 06:02 PM
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Hey Nortus!!
First of all,, it doesn't sound like you're throwing enough weight for this to really be a problem,,, IF your drag is tight enough. If your drag is loose enough to slip while you're casting, you'll definately get cut.

If you still have problems after checking to make sure that your drag isn't slipping. Here are a few suggestions.

Many people who throw a lot of weight with braided line will add a shock leader to the end of the line. This is basically a lenghth of heavy monofilament tied to the end of your braid,, long enough to be wrapped around your spool several times while casting. Mono will not cut you as easily as braid and the stretch that it has will cushion the momentum.

I've also seen some people who will wear a light weight glove on their casting hand, but this just gets in the way in my opinion.

If all else fails, you can buy this casting trigger from Cabelas.com and remove your finger from the equation entirely.



Hope that helps!!
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Old 07-12-2005, 06:05 PM
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i kinda just throw it out...i use my left hand as a pivot position at the bottom of the rod and the hand i use to hold the line i kinda throw it when the rod tip gets close to 1 oclock...works fine for me and i only have an 8' rod...cast overhead..ehh...im better at explaining stuff in person...lol :wall:
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Old 07-12-2005, 06:16 PM
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Yeah,, casting accurately with a 15' rod is much more difficult than an 8' rod. I bought a 12' rod once and took it back because it was cumbersome and even after practicing for a few hours, I could still cast farther with my 10' rod. Some people like em that long, but 10' is as long as I'd go personally.

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Old 04-04-2008, 07:24 PM
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I usually wrap my finger with some sport tape and this will hold the line down when it pulls your finger off, and will not cut into the skin. It will increase your casting distence significantly. It helped me get the extra distance i neeeded.
Hope this helps you out!
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Old 04-04-2008, 08:17 PM
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somebody, it may even be cabelas, has or makes a finger guard for that sort
of thing. i'll try to get the name.
i have a question for you. can your 15' rod load properly with just 2oz? i don't have any expeience with a rod of that size, it just seems light.
ok, 2questions.
have you cosidered switching to mono? or heavier braid? that 30lb stuff is awful on fingers and other living things.
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Old 04-04-2008, 09:06 PM
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Wow,,, this is an old thread, July 2005. I've changed my tune in many ways since then

Haven't heard from Nortus since Jan 2007.
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:14 PM
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I guess i did wake up an old thread! sorry about that. I am new to message boarding.
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Old 04-04-2008, 10:43 PM
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i have one on all three of my surf rods. http://cgi.ebay.com/Breakaway-CANNON...QQcmdZViewItem



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Old 04-04-2008, 10:58 PM
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This works better than your finger? you just click it when you want the line to release? I might have to pick one of these up. I am tired of wrapping my finger with tape...
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Old 04-04-2008, 11:31 PM
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Old 04-05-2008, 08:12 AM
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Old 04-05-2008, 02:21 PM
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ha ha! better than an infection or worse. didn;t take me long to smarten up. you still coming down sat mike?



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ha ha! better than an infection or worse. didn;t take me long to smarten up. you still coming down sat mike?
I just ordered one for my casting rod. sounds like it is much better than taping and re-taping and re-taping my finger. Thanks for the info.
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