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#11701576 - 07/02/16 05:25 PM Rod ?
Neches Offline
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Registered: 04/06/10
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I have always fished spinning reels for my crappie fishing, hold in right hand reel handle on left side. I have developed tendonitis so bad in my right elbow I can just barely set the hook, today on Palestine I was almost dreading getting a bite, I know it sounds crazy, but it HURTS bad. I guess I need to switch to casting reel for a while, till my elbow heals. For years I have used 7ft Med Lt St Croix spinning rods. Is there a casting rod out there that is about the same action? I can't seem to find one.

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#11701591 - 07/02/16 05:46 PM Re: Rod ? [Re: Neches]
RODS454 Offline
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Registered: 08/26/10
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Why not just switch the handle to the other side on your spinning reel? I feel your pain. I switched most of my casting reels for the same reason. I've never seen a spinning reel that couldn't be switched over. But I'm guessing there might be some out there.
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#11703920 - 07/04/16 12:20 PM Re: Rod ? [Re: RODS454]
tboxfish Offline
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Originally Posted By: RODS454
Why not just switch the handle to the other side on your spinning reel? I feel your pain. I switched most of my casting reels for the same reason. I've never seen a spinning reel that couldn't be switched over. But I'm guessing there might be some out there.


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#11704339 - 07/04/16 05:46 PM Re: Rod ? [Re: Neches]
mreed Offline
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Registered: 06/24/14
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if you are dead set on trying a casting setup I suggest getting a 9' Mr Crappie RRS graphite rod and put an Abu Garcia black max with the flipping switch on it. I decided to try out a casting setup just to see how I like it without dumping a bunch of money in it, I already had the reel and went to academy for the rod. Im not used to fishing with anything longer than a 7' rod so it took a little getting used to, but it was definitely handy for getting right where I want to be under structure and for gauging depth when dead sticking. The flipping switch on the reel is as handy as a shirt pocket, you push the button and let a little line out and it'll pop back up, no need to turn the reel to set it again. Just my two cents
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#11704877 - 07/05/16 08:23 AM Re: Rod ? [Re: Neches]
TroyKing Offline
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Registered: 09/28/14
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Loc: Carthage Tx
I had/have the same problem... I did some self therapy, and cortisone shots fixed my right elbow...but had to have surgery on the left one, which left me 50% better, but much weaker...I have had to change much of my fishing style and techniques, learn new presentations, etc etc...just recently rigged a 9 rod with a left handed black max,I hold the rod in my right hand and let the reel hang under like a spinning reel, when I get a thump I just rotate my forearm up and the reel handle is right there for my left hand turn...I cant take full credit for this cause I saw this somewhere on a YouTube video... so far I'm liking this for vertical fishing...good luck to you.
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#11705265 - 07/05/16 11:32 AM Re: Rod ? [Re: Neches]
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Registered: 11/06/14
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I am trying to sell a G Loomis rod that would be excellent for Crappie fishing if paired with a good reel for light lures. Send me a PM if you're interested.
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