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Anyone ever tried a Cush-it?

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I am sort of considering one of these Cush-it to try on my jig/frog rod. I've read that it might make the rod float, while nice I guess my interest in it would purely be a performance deal.

 

I have heard people say it can really affect the balance of the rod, is that true? Frogging can really wear you out, does the added weight make it even worse? Just curious if anyone has tried them and had an opinion on them. Thanks!

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EE, the hottest fisherman on the planet right now uses them. 

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I have some rubber chair leg caps I tried using for this -- put some coins or lead weight in there, and they help counterweight the tip of the rod (although they won't make it float, obviously). They worked well for that, but I took them off because I decided in the end that I didn't care all that much about "balance" after all...

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I haven't used the one above, but I use a counterbalance I picked up from Mudhole on my iRod 744c. It was very tip heavy and the counterbalance made the setup balanced and it actually feels much lighter too.

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I use one on all of my flipping rods. I even add quarters inside of them to help change the balance point more to make it more comfortable to flip and pitch all day long. They also help prevent me bruising my ribs from multiple hard hooksets throughout the day. 

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I will be trying the Cush-It for the first time this fall on my next trip south of the border.

Purchase 4 after last trip.

 When the big fish bite is on, it only takes one morning to figure out I need something.  After 5 or 6 days of balistic bass hook sets, the tissue damage is real.  I expect this should all but eliminate the bruising. 

#rodrashwangs

:smiley:

A-Jay 

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Not going to work for kayakers....or anyone else who uses a rod holder 

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So, I'm 39 and I don't really feel old. Well sometime last year I fished on Saturday and woke up Sunday morning and went to get in the shower and I noticed a few bruises on my stomach, I thought that was weird. They went away and then a couple months later, I fished on Saturday and woke up Sunday morning and the same thing. I went fishing later that afternoon and I realized what was causing it. LOL!!!! Guess that was my moment of realizing what people meant when they said wait till your 40, but I wasn't even 40 yet.

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That monstrosity will never get a dime from me..and I tarpon fish , even with 200 lb fish I still don't need it.

People tend to forget the "pros" are paid to use the products you see them use.

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14 hours ago, A-Jay said:

I will be trying the Cush-It for the first time this fall on my next trip south of the border.

Purchase 4 after last trip.

 When the big fish bite is on, it only takes one morning to figure out I need something.  After 5 or 6 days of balistic bass hook sets, the tissue damage is real.  I expect this should all but eliminate the bruising. 

#rodrashwangs

:smiley:

A-Jay 

You sir will get no sympathy from me!!  :lol:

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11 minutes ago, TOXIC said:

You sir will get no sympathy from me!!  :lol:

And that's how it should be.

It does hurt so good though.

😎

A-Jay 

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17 hours ago, fishballer06 said:

I use one on all of my flipping rods. I even add quarters inside of them to help change the balance point more to make it more comfortable to flip and pitch all day long. They also help prevent me bruising my ribs from multiple hard hooksets throughout the day. 

*What size for fresh water rods ?

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If my hands are all cut up, my thumbs are raw, and my ribs are black and blue, I'm a happy camper. 

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6 hours ago, BassWhole! said:

If my hands are all cut up, my thumbs are raw, and my ribs are black and blue, I'm a happy camper. 

I agree with this except for the ribs part.  How are you guys jamming your rod butts into your ribs?  I have never experienced this even when fishing seated.  

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Regarding "tip heavy" to label a rod/reel combo as such is it purely a feel thing? Or is there some sort of trick or rule of thumb that if you put your finger a few inches up from the reel and it should balance or what?

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12 hours ago, pauldconyers said:

Regarding "tip heavy" to label a rod/reel combo as such is it purely a feel thing? Or is there some sort of trick or rule of thumb that if you put your finger a few inches up from the reel and it should balance or what?

Both. Ultimately, it's a feel thing, but you can hold your rod with en extended index finger, and see where it balances. I like one that balances no further up than the lock nut +- a 1/2 finger width. You can also use a pen and a couple of 3700 boxes (or any other flat elevated surface) to find the balance on a rod without a reel on it. 

16 hours ago, BaitFinesse said:

How are you guys jamming your rod butts into your ribs?

Fishing moving baits tip down palming reel with left hand, handle laying between elbow and rib with line laying to left (I'm right handed), on bite, wind down and twist to left, and set by twisting at waist and shoulder right, butt will knock and lock against your side. Catch a couple of hundred fish in a week or two (love this time of year) and your side will look like a 3 day old black eye with all the different colors. 

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