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Surf Glove Recommendation

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For one reason or another (most likely just a lot more time spent on the water) my index finger was a mess by the end of the fall run.  Work in a field that requires a lot of manual dexterity/manipulation (insert joke here) so it made the workday just that much more awful :D

 

Anyways, anyone have any insight/info on a decent surf-casting glove?  Thanks in advance for the info.

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You can pretty much use anything from gardening gloves to work gloves, but from now til June I like the StormR neoprene gloves with Kevlar tips. I cut about 1.5” off the trigger finger and thumb for more ease and sensitivity. Wrap the expose fingers in either water proof bandaids or medical tape. Or duct or electrical tape, too.

 

Also a big advantage to wearing gloves throughout the entire year is that they might save you from a treble in the hand 

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1 hour ago, hobobob said:

grease monkey gorilla grip gloves at your local HD.  

If those are the black gloves with either the blue trim or yellow trim around the wrist that is what I use. Once in a while they go on sale for like a buck each.

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Try taping a finger up.   

 

I don't like neopreme.  I got several pairs and wont use them.   MAybe I bought them the correct wrong size.  They seem too constrictive, and the tension reduces circulation.  MAking your hands cold and sore.  I might need to buy baggy.   IF buying online, buy a size bigger than yo think is right for you.  And make sure they accept returns.  This I think is an item you wait until you can get to place and try them on in person.

 

For warmth, I like the wool gloves alot better.  I have 2 pairs.  One I wear and the other pair kept under my jacket.  Swap pairs when I get cold.  Works alot better.   They don't address the bail finger funk.......  I like the finger tip less ones with the fold over mitt cover.  At times they can get annoying with the reel.  I have army ones that I cut the tips off too.

 

I do have the athlete's tape when my finger is shot.    Some folks go with long leaders, so your casting thick mono instead of braid.   MY spare rig is setup like that.  Partially for using bait when my shoulder / neck is acting up.  I got a bad disc in my neck.  Cast a heavy weight just nicely.  I use that from North Carolina drum fishing with bait.

 

Part of my solution is to use lighter line, lighter lures, and shorter rods.  Easy on everything.

 

I have used the light and basic mechanix style gloves.  Just not thick nylon basic ones.

 

 

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I use a batter's glove , protects my finger,  not bulky fits tight with a velcro strap ,gives that extra protection if I need to take a couple wraps of braid , lasted through last season and it's still ok.

 Bought at Wallyworld.

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36 mins ago, Fish it all said:

I use a batter's glove , protects my finger,  not bulky fits tight with a velcro strap ,gives that extra protection if I need to take a couple wraps of braid , lasted through last season and it's still ok.

 Bought at Wallyworld.

That’s a good suggestion. Never thought to use them even though I grew up playing baseball. 

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15 hours ago, hobobob said:

grease monkey gorilla grip gloves at your local HD.  

That's what I use. Maximum dexterity for cheapest possible price 

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I use the aquaskinz finger thing.  Tip is kevlar so it should last.  Got a real nice funk smell to it now.  Also thinking of trying a batters glove or a golf glove.  I've tried the leather finger thing and too many of them flew off into the water.

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Thanks for all the input. I’ve got an old pair of rain golf gloves  Think they are made of felt(?). Slippery as hell when dry but add a little water and they are like glue (with a golf club at least). Gonna give those a try

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I use golf gloves. They're light, perforated, and padded in the rights spots. I usually only wear one on my right hand but im sure 2 would still be really comfortable. 

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I use a fabric bandaid(not the ones made from plastic) on my index finger top joint. I just keep a box in my car for when I go surf fishing. I find any other glove to be uncomfortable, especially in the summer, and not have as much sensitivity as a bandaid wrapped around your finger

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