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Old 02-25-2005, 11:00 AM
nortus nortus is offline
 
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I have a huge 12' surf rod with a okuma TP65 reel on it, with 30 lb braided hi-vis line. when i go out 'chunkin' once the line get's a little wet (or my hands) the next time i try to cast the line slips through my grip and i'll cast only a little distance... 50'? I'm assuming that this is due to the centrifical force of the chunk and weight on the end just pulling the line harder than my fingers can hold it against the line when casting?

any suggestions? I don't have this problem when throwing a plug..... but then again, a plug is a lot lighter.
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Old 02-25-2005, 04:00 PM
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Maybe try a glove with a little grip...

...or try turning your top hand under on the rod more, so the line isn't so much at the end of your finger...
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Old 02-25-2005, 07:03 PM
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some days i throw plugs and plastics for 6+hours. i've casted my fingers down to the blood. last season i took one of my old golfing gloves, and cut all the fingers except the one i needed off. worked perfectly.

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Old 03-02-2005, 05:04 PM
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I have a huge 12' surf rod with a okuma TP65 reel on it, with 30 lb braided hi-vis line. when i go out 'chunkin' once the line get's a little wet (or my hands) the next time i try to cast the line slips through my grip and i'll cast only a little distance... 50'? I'm assuming that this is due to the centrifical force of the chunk and weight on the end just pulling the line harder than my fingers can hold it against the line when casting?

any suggestions? I don't have this problem when throwing a plug..... but then again, a plug is a lot lighter.
Wrap this around your fingers - It's Elastoplast tape and is available from any drug store. I use the 1" stuff and it makes a difference.

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Old 03-02-2005, 05:08 PM
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thanks for all the great replies and ideas. I have a few old beat up golfing gloves at home. i'm definately gonna try that. as well as the surgical tape.

Eric
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Old 03-18-2005, 09:43 PM
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with braid I'm surprised you haven't sliced your finger yet.
If none of the above work you can pick up a break away cannon release
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Old 03-18-2005, 11:11 PM
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get a breakaway cannon and it's solved. got one on my 12ft ugly stik with an 8500 penn and it cast wikid! no more slicing da fingas!



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Old 04-19-2010, 04:15 PM
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Default Re: surf/jetty casting...

breakaway has a cannon trigger. also so does Cabelas.
You can fit it on the rod right above where you usually hold the line
with you finger. Wrap the line two times around the trigger stud just let go of the tigger.
I own three of them for my rods. Problem solved.
I usually cast sinkers 4 oz and above with braid and
I tried tape, gloves, but always cut my finger.
I can cast a 4oz about 375feet so it is a lot of pressure
on the finger trying to hold the line, cannon trigger solves this.
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Old 05-13-2010, 10:19 PM
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How do you like your Okuma???? Been thinking about getting one.
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Old 05-20-2010, 09:09 PM
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Get a Breakaway Cannon, you don't have to wrap the line around just loop it over just like you would with mono and your set to go.
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