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#11544268 - 04/15/16 09:39 AM Bass Fishing in a Cast
lodell23 Offline
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Registered: 03/12/14
Posts: 719
Loc: Denton TX
I broke my left wrist last night and I'll be in a cast for 6-8 weeks. Has anyone on here done it? How difficult is it to fish with a cast on, is it easy to set the hook? (I'm right handed). Not being able to fish for that long would suck but I really don't want to miss my high school regionals tourney because of this! Thanks thumb
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#11544276 - 04/15/16 09:42 AM Re: Bass Fishing in a Cast [Re: lodell23]
collincountytx Online   content
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Registered: 04/08/08
Posts: 14607
Loc: Dallas, TX
I'd try getting some left handed reels (cast, hold, and set the hook with your right hand/arm) That way, you are just reeling with your left hand. You might end up liking this a lot.
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#11544278 - 04/15/16 09:43 AM Re: Bass Fishing in a Cast [Re: lodell23]
UTDmiller Offline
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Registered: 10/01/13
Posts: 2012
it is different for everyone, my suggestion would be to go down to a local pond and give it a try. I would think if you really wanted to, you could do it
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#11544279 - 04/15/16 09:43 AM Re: Bass Fishing in a Cast [Re: lodell23]
BlaiseWeimer Offline
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Registered: 02/10/15
Posts: 478
Loc: Coppell, Texas
I cut my hand pretty bad last year and had to have 6 stitches and I wore a thick bandage over my left hand and wrist (kinda like a cast) It was difficult to use my right handed bait cast reels because I couldn't really grip the Rod with my left hand but it was much easier to use my spinning reels which are left handed. So I pretty much only fished with a spinning Rod for like 3 weeks... Hope this helps!

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#11544712 - 04/15/16 12:52 PM Re: Bass Fishing in a Cast [Re: lodell23]
JaxonsPops Offline
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Registered: 08/26/14
Posts: 6
Loc: Sanger tx
You can do it, with some practice. I did a few years back.

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#11544714 - 04/15/16 12:52 PM Re: Bass Fishing in a Cast [Re: lodell23]
Slide_R Offline
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Registered: 05/31/03
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Loc: Richardson
Having had a orthopedist on speed dial for portions of my life I can agree that the spinning outfit was usually the most ideal setup. Good luck and happy healing.
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#11544733 - 04/15/16 12:58 PM Re: Bass Fishing in a Cast [Re: lodell23]
lodell23 Offline
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Thanks everyone! Definitely gives me some options.
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#11544758 - 04/15/16 01:14 PM Re: Bass Fishing in a Cast [Re: lodell23]
bsouth401 Offline
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Registered: 12/16/10
Posts: 1938
Loc: Texas
No problem!
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#11544856 - 04/15/16 01:58 PM Re: Bass Fishing in a Cast [Re: collincountytx]
LoneStarHusker Offline
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Registered: 04/20/10
Posts: 402
Loc: Dallas
Originally Posted By: collincountytx
I'd try getting some left handed reels (cast, hold, and set the hook with your right hand/arm) That way, you are just reeling with your left hand. You might end up liking this a lot.


^^This

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#11544897 - 04/15/16 02:17 PM Re: Bass Fishing in a Cast [Re: lodell23]
Preacher Ed Offline
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Registered: 09/11/07
Posts: 349
My Industrial Arts/Shop teacher in High School had Polio in his left arm. He was an inspiration to many of us (he is now deceased). Not having much use of his left arm did not stop him from doing anything. He fished for bass and catfish. He learned to cradle the rod in his left arm since he couldn't use his left hand. He was also an excellent wing shot for quail and doves. So, it depends on the desire/heart of the one with the disability. You can do it, I have no doubt!


Edited by Preacher Ed (04/15/16 02:18 PM)

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#11544902 - 04/15/16 02:22 PM Re: Bass Fishing in a Cast [Re: lodell23]
buda13 Offline


Registered: 07/02/04
Posts: 18084
Loc: NRH, TX
Hopefully you'll get on a cranking bite, drop shot, or something like that... setting the hook while flipping heavy cover would probably hurt. LOL
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#11546142 - 04/16/16 08:46 AM Re: Bass Fishing in a Cast [Re: bsouth401]
Ken A. Online   content
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Registered: 10/02/06
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Originally Posted By: bsouth401
No problem!


That is a great pic Brian! I love it!!

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#11546155 - 04/16/16 08:55 AM Re: Bass Fishing in a Cast [Re: lodell23]
bradnitro175 Online   content
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Registered: 07/11/08
Posts: 4791
Loc: Dallas,tx
Google Clay Dyer if he can still fish sure you can manage.

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#11546201 - 04/16/16 09:32 AM Re: Bass Fishing in a Cast [Re: lodell23]
rowlettfisherman Offline
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Registered: 01/25/12
Posts: 805
My buddy switched to a spinning reel so he wasn't putting as much pressure on his hook setting arm.

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#11546322 - 04/16/16 11:00 AM Re: Bass Fishing in a Cast [Re: lodell23]
BassnJAK Offline
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Registered: 06/28/09
Posts: 198
Loc: Springtown, TX
+1 on the spinning reel. I've done it about 3 times. smile
just call me lucky cheers
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