Anyone use a finger protector glove when surf casting or simply a piece of tape wrapped on their index finger?
Posted April 26 2011 - 7:58 PM
I never found it necessary but if you want tape will work fine.
Posted April 26 2011 - 8:00 PM
2 wraps of duct tape for me.
Posted April 26 2011 - 8:02 PM
Mostly use an AS fingershield. Wet it first.
If you must choose between two evils, pick the one you've never tried before
Posted April 26 2011 - 8:04 PM
For plugging i dont use any type of protection on my fingers but for throwing bait i usually use one of the cheapo finger guards they sell on the counter at the bait shop.
Posted April 26 2011 - 8:07 PM
I speculate that what you're talking about involves casting with a spinning rod/reel.
IMO using 30 lb. braid or under casting less than a 3 ounce lure - you won't need it (assuming the drag's set properly.)
If you're casting 4 ounces and bait, use a shock leader, and you won't need finger protection.
if you're casting 5 ounces or more + bait on braid or mono.. then perhaps some finger protection might be in order. There's my $.02
Posted April 26 2011 - 8:18 PM
I use sports tape. It works great and a roll will last all season. A quick tip is to start wrapping the tape at your finger tip. Tight lines.
Posted April 26 2011 - 8:22 PM
Thanks for the prompt replies. I guess I'll just stick with the tape. Works fine.
Posted April 26 2011 - 8:24 PM
search this topic, there are a wealth of threads about it with lots of great information
Posted April 26 2011 - 8:26 PM
chuckin plugs the glacier glove gets it done or nothing when it is warm.For chuckin bombs ya can't beat the cannon
Breakaway Cannon - The Bionic Finger For Fixed Spool Reels
This casting aid for the fisherman using a spinning reel is the quickest way for someone to improve his or her accuracy and distance. Totally eliminates damage to the index finger during the cast. Just tape or wrap the cannon to the butt of the rod in a comfortable position above or behind the spool rim, allowing space for the bale arm to rotate.