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Old 09-01-2011, 12:58 PM
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Default Re: Rod Grip: Thumb or Index Finger?

Having only been fly fishing religiously since last year, I found that I was always breaking my wrist using the "normal, recommended, taught, etc... thumb on top grip. My line would flop all over the place and I couldn't get any distance. 2 months ago I switched to the index finger on top (I actually even place my index finger partly on the rod at the top of the grip). I have found it to provide much better control, longer casts and way more comfort, which works for me.
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