Easy Casts

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  • #6433
    yellowfin
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    Hello all,

    Just a quickie, I bought an easy cast attachment for my rod, as I was always losing my grip and got a sore finger.

    If this sounds like you, I do reccomend you get 1. Go to trade me and type “easy cast” and get one. 20 bux but its worth it.

    Cheers

    #7569
    yellowfin
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    $8 For a leather finger stall from the chemist, or try wrapping your finger with insulation tape

    #7579
    yellowfin
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    Saltec Thumb Caster

    Here is a very good little gadget called the Saltec Thumb Caster. You tape it to your fishing rod opposite your eggbeater reel so that the little alloy knob is facing the other way from the reel. Before you cast you wrap your line around it. Then when you cast you simply release the lever by lifting your thumb from it.

    Take it from me this thing really works. It is essential if you want to spool your eggbeater reel with ultra thin super braid line and use it for casting. I have used it quite a bit. It works just as well with monofilament lines.

    #7624
    yellowfin
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    I picked up one of those things from the anglers warehouse in bromley think it cost me a fiver if I remember rightly. tried it a couple of times but prefer the finger stall. mind you I don’t use braid and can see where this would stop you loosing a finger

    #7650
    yellowfin
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    these can also be purchased from a chappie in te kuiti for $12

    #8131
    yellowfin
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    Been useing

    #8413
    yellowfin
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    So how do these gadgets actually work?

    Do you have to press a ‘button’ to release the line or does it release automatically during the cast?

    Here are a few

    http://www.tackletactics.co.nz/Autocaster.html

    The Robinson Auto Caster sounds interesting, but quite expensive.

    #8422
    yellowfin
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    some ive seen u hold a little lever which catches the line

    #8423
    yellowfin
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    this is the one i was meaning http://www.tackletactics.co.nz/cannon.html

    #8424
    yellowfin
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    yeah

    I am thinking of using them on my ‘larger’ surf casters. I suspect they would help quite a bit on a 14′ 10-15kg rod.

    #8431
    yellowfin
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    I gave one a try on a rod I had set up with braid

    #8432
    yellowfin
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    I gave one a try on a rod I had set up with braid

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