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My son has a slight case of cerebral palsy, his left arm just doesn't work the way its supposed to. He can cast a country mile with his right arm but when it comes to reeling he cant hold the rod with his left hand and reel. I have been racking my brain trying to come up with something, just haven't come across anything that would work. Any Ideas would be appreciated.

Richard.

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I’ll have to check but there are electric reels ;)

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Richard, can your son reel with his left hand adequately? If so you could switch him over to a bait caster. He would cast with his arm right but reel with his left by using a lefty reel.

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its easy to teach your left hand to crank a reel and your right arm has the strength to fight the fish that is how i fish anyhow.

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I’ll have to check but there are electric reels ;)

You're right but, I think most of the electric reels are for deep saltwater applications. Which leads me to an idea. Would he be able to use a saltwater rod belt to hold the butt of the rod? That way he would just need to brace the rod with his left hand and reel with his right.

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Hmmm, I just posted a link to this the other day but can't find the exact same one. Here's a site I found that might help though:

http://www.sheltonproducts.com/handicap.html

There are a number of websites that discuss fishing equipment for use by folks with various disabilities. If the one above doesn't help, I'm sure Google can give you a number of choices.

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Thanks Everyone for your response, I think lund Explorer nailed it. That looks very promising.

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