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Retooled, and ready for spring! #10616867 02/13/15 08:36 PM
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I work at a bar and a little over a yr ago I broke a bone in my left ring finger while breaking up a disagreement. I soon discovered that I couldn't use a bait casters anymore becouse the way the hand sits when holding a baitcast combo, when i set the hook all the force went directly to that finger. Six months later it was still the same. I decided that if I had to use spinning gear then I wanted good stuff so I sold all but 1 of my bait casters and replaced them with quality spinning tackle. The blessing is during that time, I became a fairy wand wielding machine becouse I had no choice. Then one night in September on a local lake I saw a stump and ask my buddy if I could pitch his jig rod at it, it got slammed by a 4lb bass, I set the hook, landed the fish and looked at him and and my hand and while smiling I said "that 4 lber is gonna cost me alot of money". I would like to thank my buddy's and the TFF for helping me retool without having to get a loan to do so. So here is what I got for under $500.

#1 Shimano citica on bps heavy action 7' bionic blade, it's my jig rod
#2 bantam curado on an all star 7 ft mh Carolina rig rod, it my c - rig rod
#3 Shimano ceanen on a TFO 7 ft signature series. It's gonna be my top water rod.
#4 quanta burner put on a 7 ft all star cranking rod. It's gonna be my trap and square bill rod
#5 Shimano ceanen on an all star asr 7 ft mh Worm rod. It's my tx rig rod

I'm keeping the fairy wands for drop shot and shake heads and weightless. I'm ready for action!











Last edited by Fishinkev; 02/13/15 08:37 PM.

I dont fish for a living but i LIVE TO FISH!

Kevin

PB Largemouth Bass 12lb 2oz
PB Crappie. 3.01lb
PB Striper 23lb
PB Hybrid 7.02lb
Pb buffalo 49.4lb
Pb carp 26.14
Pb flathead 57lb




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Re: Retooled, and ready for spring! [Re: Fishinkev] #10616931 02/13/15 09:01 PM
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Haha. Kinda know the feeling. I suffered from a torn rotator cuff in my left shoulder last spring from fishing. Since then, I have really had to relearn hook sets. And I really use my left handed BCs a lot more. Haha. Sucks too. I have several $1200+ right handed reel combos (like my TFF name implies). And it hurts almost as bad leaving em on the deck as it does using them. I have found a nice combo in Lews Team Pro reels and Falcon Cara rods. Sad thing is, I actually like the cheaper setups BETTER sometimes.

Oh well. Glad you're back to ripping lips!


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Re: Retooled, and ready for spring! [Re: Fishinkev] #10617231 02/13/15 11:32 PM
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Did you wax your rods?


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Re: Retooled, and ready for spring! [Re: Fishinkev] #10617270 02/13/15 11:58 PM
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Nice set ups. Did you ever try LH retrieve baitcasters when you broke your left ring finger?


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Re: Retooled, and ready for spring! [Re: Fishinkev] #10619154 02/15/15 01:47 AM
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I tried it once. Just didn't feel right to me


I dont fish for a living but i LIVE TO FISH!

Kevin

PB Largemouth Bass 12lb 2oz
PB Crappie. 3.01lb
PB Striper 23lb
PB Hybrid 7.02lb
Pb buffalo 49.4lb
Pb carp 26.14
Pb flathead 57lb




Re: Retooled, and ready for spring! [Re: Fishinkev] #10619160 02/15/15 01:48 AM
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I did not wax my rods. But I did clean them.


I dont fish for a living but i LIVE TO FISH!

Kevin

PB Largemouth Bass 12lb 2oz
PB Crappie. 3.01lb
PB Striper 23lb
PB Hybrid 7.02lb
Pb buffalo 49.4lb
Pb carp 26.14
Pb flathead 57lb




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