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Old 10-02-2013, 06:01 PM
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Default Re: heavy wt. injuries

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Originally Posted by bmbailes View Post
i'm always curious to know others thoughts on this matter....do you think salt, musky, or just heavy wt. guys have more issues with injuries or fishing longevity due to chucking heavy lines/flies all day? i know for me, i'm more tired after a day of attempting to throw bigger flies on my 6wt.....than if i would have just carried my 8wt. they are a breeze to cast, although the rod is slightly heavier.

whats your thoughts??
For me it’s the action of the rod that wears me out, I like moderate to fast rods even slow glass rods and my joints are fine with them it’s when I break out a fast action rod my elbow starts to swell with my 9 to 11 wt rods, I don't think it's the line weight for me it's the action. I don’t want to sound like a TV commercial but I wear a Tommy copper elbow sleeve, it helps out a lot.

Rick

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