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Postby eric » Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:21 pm

when i pendulum cast i always have the same problem which leads to reduced distance. the spool always runs away from my thumb before i wanna let go. if i hold on to tight to the spool, it always results in cuts form the leader knot on my thumb! any ideas to fix this problem :?:
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Postby Mr_Green » Sun Jul 22, 2007 8:28 pm

move your leader knot to one side, save ur thumb man :) ... if you need to ,get a better grip round the blank,have your thumb that bit higher up on the spool to get a better grip...
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Postby fishinmidget » Sun Jul 22, 2007 9:13 pm

what reel are you using? try getting a rubber "thumby" which is usualyy bike inner tube. that helped me alot. i used to also have problems but that was because i had small hands.
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Postby gd » Sun Jul 22, 2007 10:40 pm

hey alex you still have small hands :!: and ur only bout 3ft 0 :!: ah im only messin honest :!:
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Postby kstaff » Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:17 pm

As Alex said a thumby will help grip the spool better.

Cut off a finger from a heavy duty washing up glove and ur sorted.
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Postby donal domeney » Mon Jul 23, 2007 1:42 pm

fishinmidget wrote:what reel are you using?


The type of reel and the position of the reel on the rod all make a difference. A lot of the fast retrieve reel are bulkey on the right hand side and make it difficult to get a proper grip. These reels are best used down the butt using your left thumb to control the spool
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Postby eric » Mon Jul 23, 2007 4:45 pm

i use an abu sports mag or the green mag elite, if that helps. thanks for the advice.
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Postby roger de dodger » Mon Jul 23, 2007 11:04 pm

some reel seats are bulky a set of coasters may improve your gripp as your fingers dont slide on the blank you will find it easier to apply more pressure with your thumb , people with small hands should use a low diameter butt if they are really having problems !
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Postby FISHAHOLIC » Tue Jul 24, 2007 12:04 am

i use to have the same problem when gripping the spool in wet conditions i used to use cut a piece of the inner tube out of a bicycle Tyre idd cut a piece about 1 inich by 10 inches and clamp 1 end under the bottom coaster and put the other end over the spool of the reel and cut off the exess it done the job for me or if u dont use coasters u could just tape it to the rod
or u could cut the fingers off rubber glove they work just as good
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Postby paddyc » Tue Jul 31, 2007 3:50 pm

ive not tried the lenght of rubber under the coaster yet, i got some to try off marty in wales last weekend and will give it a whirl, i normally use inner tube from bicycle and its ok, sometimes it flies off just as the cast powers away..
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Postby AG » Tue Jul 31, 2007 4:18 pm

oh hello from oz paddy hows your gig buttt man :D
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Postby paddyc » Tue Jul 31, 2007 5:43 pm

its just about ok now Grinch, but be for-warned for the next time,,!! :twisted: PS- how are your two buddies doing, N&G,? I cant remember there full names but i know it was a double barreller??!?
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Postby Marty Harrison » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:41 pm

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