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Post by Litchy Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:27 pm

is there anything better to use than innertube for preventing thumb slippage?
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Post by shane Wed Dec 29, 2010 6:36 pm

Is this with wet line or just suffering in general???

Quite often caused by applying too much too quick Wink
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Post by Big Brad Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:12 pm

bigger stronger thumbs
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Post by shane Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:18 pm

Cant all have hands like b****y JCB shovel buckets!!!! Laughing
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Post by Big Brad Wed Dec 29, 2010 7:21 pm

Danny has
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Post by oldage Wed Dec 29, 2010 8:42 pm

Litchy wrote:is there anything better to use than innertube for preventing thumb slippage?

In Hooke it's all part of the............."Fore-play"...! no, no pale affraid ......... rolling rolling
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Post by ArronBarclay Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:18 pm

Big Brad wrote:bigger stronger thumbs


hes only little bb!!!! poor little mite..
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Post by crack off colin Wed Dec 29, 2010 11:40 pm

Take a look where your thumb is placed on the reel!! Silly I know but a lot of anglers and casters only put the top of the thumb on the line and hopefully with a lesson can't hold the power they have found.

The thumb should go all the way over the spool as far as it can go just take a look where your is.

Is the same as with a FS a lot of anglers place the line on the tip of the finger when they cast and wonder why the cast right and high they have premature release!!!

Put the line in the top joint of the finger and then cast problem solved


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Post by Litchy Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:02 am

im not suffering anymore using the innertube but i was wondering what else people used incase i was missing a trick!
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Post by gazmonster Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:04 am

i find the fingers from a pair of marigolds work well for me Smile
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Post by jfbee Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:03 am

Abit of inner tube and thumb push ups. Very Happy

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Post by junctionboxjonny Thu Dec 30, 2010 12:44 pm

I use a finger stall with a bit cut out of the top .....this give easy access for the thumb and I have it taped to the butt beneath the reel Very Happy
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Post by Kep Thu Dec 30, 2010 1:50 pm

Was told by Roger Mortimore to place your thumb first over the spool then grip the rod and not the other way around. People tend to grip the rod first then just put the top of the thumb onto the reel without any real grip unles you have shovel hands.
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Post by shane Thu Dec 30, 2010 3:45 pm

Kep wrote:Was told by Roger Mortimore to place your thumb first over the spool then grip the rod and not the other way around. People tend to grip the rod first then just put the top of the thumb onto the reel without any real grip unles you have shovel hands.

I like that!! thats a great little tip Very Happy
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Post by crack off colin Thu Dec 30, 2010 4:42 pm

That was the point I was trying to make!!!

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Post by Weaver Thu Dec 30, 2010 8:25 pm

Never had a slippage since I started using inner tube. Used to use the marigold thumby, but found it still slipped when I'd baited up with oily baits.

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Post by Litchy Thu Dec 30, 2010 9:48 pm

right then, it ain't broke so i'll stop trying to fix it Very Happy
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Post by Guest Fri Dec 31, 2010 3:59 pm

Litchy wrote:is there anything better to use than innertube for preventing thumb slippage?

Litchy wrote:im not suffering anymore using the innertube but i was wondering what else people used incase i was missing a trick!


Have you thought about using a fixed spool affraid
rolling rolling

Oh well , I thought it funny :\\d:

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Post by fishdorset Fri Dec 31, 2010 8:20 pm

Cricket bat rubber grip cut into strips.
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Post by gazmonster Fri Dec 31, 2010 9:36 pm

i dont have shovel hands but i have got long ass fingers (insert missing alien smilie lol) so getting my thumb over aint a problem and a near full length marigold finger cut off and kept in the top pocket of my floaty is ideal for me Smile
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Post by Birds_Nest Fri Jan 07, 2011 9:02 pm

I use cricket bat handle grip (obviously cut up) and it works a treat. no more spool slip and no more ripped thumb from the leader knot Smile

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Post by Guest Wed Jan 19, 2011 8:58 pm

Marigolds for me ideal and you can get quite a few from a pair

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Post by ArronBarclay Wed Jan 19, 2011 9:16 pm

old soldier wrote:Marigolds for me ideal and you can get quite a few from a pair

well 10, as long as you got small thumbs otherwise it may be few less i guess. Very Happy
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