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Evidence of good practice sessions

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Matthew Stevens
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Evidence of good practice sessions

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Post by Matthew Stevens » Fri Mar 29, 2019 1:22 pm

I have been hitting the lunch break practice sessions hard the last couple weeks. This has been the somewhat uncomfortable result.
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I feel like I should consider some kind of protection or is this just my inner wuss speaking?

I would be interested to see if others also have "casting arm" :D

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Post by Paul Arden » Sat Mar 30, 2019 1:50 pm

Throwing distance. That’s quite a bruise Matthew. I also get bruised, but only occasionally like that. I have considered leather pads but that’s as far as I’ve got with the idea. I think there would be some interesting options here. I’d love to hear what you come up with!

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Post by John Waters » Wed May 29, 2019 3:42 am

The best I have come across is a tennis elbow strap with a buckle for tightening. Just position it on your arm so the buckle sits over the impact point of your rod and underarm. The padding under the buckle and the buckle takes all the impact and prevents any bruising whatsoever.

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Post by John Waters » Thu May 30, 2019 12:04 am

Just noticed the bruise on your hand, just surmising here but are you using a thumb on top grip? If so, suggest you change to an overhand grip.

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Post by Paul Arden » Thu May 30, 2019 7:43 am

I've never seen hand bruising there. I also didn't notice it.

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Post by stesiik » Tue Dec 31, 2019 1:05 pm

Hi Matthew!

Looks familiar. I had those a lot, sligthly higher up on the arm. I am guessing your rod doesnt have a fighting butt and you are using what we call a late butt-push in the backcast?

The end of the handle tucked in against the wrist/forearm until the very last instance, then ending the backcast with a wrist-whip combined with a hard push on the butt with your upper forearm.

It is a beautiful thing. One of the best ways Ive seen to get brutal end tip speed in a backcast. Makes for effortless fishing with heavy long lines too when scaled down.

If I am not totally wrong here mount a fighting butt on the rod and get your handle and butt covered in sports/grip tape or simular. A better handle will most likely loosen up your grip and give lots of other nice benefits. Including even more speed belive it or not.

Those bruices will go away as you refine, Most if not all of the swedish Comp casters has gone through that stage. Its good news!

Keep up the good work!

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Stefan

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Post by James9118 » Fri Jan 03, 2020 2:44 pm

The best example of this I saw was TC - he practiced so much that he put a hole in his skin, had to cast with a bandage in place for a month or so :D :D :D

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