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 Posted: Mon Dec 12th, 2011 08:30 am
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Wess
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Hi Guys,

I have used coffee grinder my whole life and recently bought a TLD 20/40. Now i have tried casting it for about 5 hours yesterday and find my left hand holding the reel very awkward.

Is there a better way of doing it or is it just normal in the beginning?

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 Posted: Wed Apr 25th, 2012 11:55 am
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Wess,however silly this may sound just try it 5 x times, and then decide.Hold the reel in your right hand and cast the rod left-handed.I know your first thought is that your left hand cannot punch half as hard as your right, and that you may have never casted left-handed before.
Important is this,keep the reel away from you,with your left-arm fairly straightish and when its time to hit think "PULL" and pull really ,really hard with your right hand which is your strong hand.By pulling very hard around a solid fulcrum point, which is now your fairly straightish left hand you may be amazed at the distance,and added bonus is that you have your"clever" hand controlling/lightly feathering the spool.
What can you lose?

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 Posted: Wed Apr 25th, 2012 12:00 pm
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Thank you for the reply. I will surely give it a go. Just not sure when i am going to the coast again.

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 Posted: Wed Jun 13th, 2012 08:58 am
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some pretty good advice, i to have being struggling with the same problem will give it a go, as soon as i can wet some lines

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im bit confused cud u plz explain to me in mre detail

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DEMONIC SNARE wrote:
im bit confused cud u plz explain to me in mre detail

Wow,Demonic Snare this post goes back to 2011,nonetheles,:welcomesea: .If the replies seem a little complicated,just bear in mind that this was the original ''question'':

Quote--''Hi Guys,

I have used coffee grinder my whole life and recently bought a TLD 20/40. Now i have tried casting it for about 5 hours yesterday and find my left hand holding the reel very awkward.

Is there a better way of doing it or is it just normal in the beginning?'''--unquote.

What it basically boils down to is to just give casting left-handed a try,especially if you are not adept at having the reel(Multiplier) in the low reel-position ,thus holding the spool with your ''weak'' left-thumb/hand..

Shout for any assistance.

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