04-16-2014, 06:10 PM
Re: Shoulder issues!
Perhaps I'm speaking out of ignorance here, yet I've had a number of shoulder injuries so it makes me wonder, "what if you didn't involve your shoulder so much"?
What i mean by that is, typically I tend to get out there and my arms flail around like I'm trying to take flight......That said, when I try and teach those just starting out how to cast and most of all feel the rod load, I'll even go so far as to bind their upper arm to their torso and wrist to the rod but....The point being to show them that by simply bending the elbow you can get a cast out there and still feel the execution of it.
I know you have all seen what I'm talking about.....Some thousand year old man standing ankle deep in water, his forearm inline with the rod and the only thing he moves is his forearm pivoting at the elbow. Sure, smaller streams, not so much distance and so on, yet if you think about it does all the wild gyrations with your casting arm really add all that much?
Something to consider....
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