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Old 03-15-2013, 11:28 AM   #1
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I feel pretty stupid asking this, put I braided line on my surf rod and then sliced the crap out of my index finger the first time I cast. I started wearing a glove after that which works OK but my brother in law makes fun of me for doing that. Is there any trick to casting braid without cutting the finger you use to hold the line against the pole when the bail is open during a cast?
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:40 AM   #2
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.......... you use to hold the line against the pole when the bail is open during a cast?
That may be your problem. I never hold my line clear back to my rod. All you want it to do is keep from spooling off.

Try just barely hooking your finger.
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That may be your problem. I never hold my line clear back to my rod. All you want it to do is keep from spooling off.

Try just barely hooking your finger.
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Old 03-15-2013, 11:48 AM   #4
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yeah sounds like your holding the line after you have thrown the line. do what hsif der says, just barely hold it with your finger and let go when you throw it. i use braid also and have never had an issue like yours.
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I've had the same issue. Not as often with my surf rod, the stuff I have on it is so tough, its like rope lol. Mostly with my smaller rods with real light test. I tend to sweat a lot during the summer and my hands get soft in the salt water. Makes for a painful outing!
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:30 PM   #6
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If you are cutting your finger on the braid, they got finger gloves just for the index finger. Or you can just tape up your finger.
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Old 03-15-2013, 12:37 PM   #7
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it's an acquired feeling and hard to break the mono habit as some of us grew up & were taught. you can also use some clingy ace-wrap type material too.

good advice above for sure.

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Keep the line out of the creases of your finger they are easier to cut, middle of the tip. or slap ya a rubberband on that sucker ahead of time.
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Tighten your drag all the way before casting then after the cast, reset your drag. It helped for me.
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I have fished Braid for years and have never had that problem, as others have said, I think you are holding it to tight.

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