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Fishing In A Cast...

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So the doctor has finally decided to go in and fuse my left wrist after an industrial accident I had last year, which is good. The only problem is that it puts me in a cast for the next 6 weeks...

So...anyone have any good ideas on how to fish with a cast?!

Yeah, I should probably just sit this one out, huh? Bummer.

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you should probably rest cause if you make it worse youll be not fishing for even longer...you could also grab a cane pole or so :D or clean out your tackle boxes and get everything ready for when your 6 weeks is over 

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you should probably rest cause if you make it worse youll be not fishing for even longer...you could also grab a cane pole or so :D or clean out your tackle boxes and get everything ready for when your 6 weeks is over 

x2 probably should rest your wrist.  That would drive me nuts..sorry to hear, but at least it will be good to use and well rested in 6 weeks!

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Nah be a soldier and figure out how to fish with the cast. Your determination may be rewarded by landing your new personal best

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I'd be fishing. I'd figure something out, lol.

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Use a spinning rod and use the hurt limb for the reel.  (this is what I did after my shoulder surgery, and what I will be doing again after my next shoulder surgery)

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I don't know weather you're left handed or not, if you are......start casting with the right. I faced this situation last year it's tough but can be overcome. Since I'm now unable to snap my right wrist, I cast left handed and switch the reel to my right. Good luck.

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I wouldn't attempt any strain on that wrist. At least for the first couple of weeks. You could move something out of place and have it end up healing that way.  It happend to me with a finger I broke and played out the final two weeks of the season (baseball) only to have the finger permanently askew. 

Talk to your Dr.  about what you can and shouldn't do and then follow his advice. You'll be better off in the long run.

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I'd be fishing. I'd figure something out, lol.

This. I've had a couple major shoulder surgeries and I've been back on the water within 4 weeks. You'll figure it out

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I would let is be for the first few weeks until things have a chance to set. After that I would play it by ear and see how things are going. IMO 6 weeks without fishing sucks but so,does having to pay for more surgeries and being out of fishing during those if things don't set right.

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catch up on buying tackle and watching vids!!! bass master elite series ??  or just find a way not to put strain on it

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I know, but I will miss the rest of the summer AND steelhead season! Don't even get me started on not hunting, I bought a new crossbow for this year and don't get to use it now!

Oh woe is me!

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In a word, bluegill, at least until your arm is better. I've had my arm broken 3 times, and during each I just found a way to make bluegill fishing more challenging (i.e. woolly buggers and water bobbers, using a ribbon instead of a lure, etc.) and my personal favorite was to use an ultralight rod and a dry fly cricket.

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I'm going to give you the best answer I can.

 

Clay Dyer

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See if your surgery can be put off until later in the year when the lakes are frozen over. 

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Fish with your opposite hand haha.

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If you are going to fish I would suggest finesse ... namely light wire hooks and finesse baits.  This makes the hookset easier.

 

As much as it would pain me I might sit it out though.

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