Jump to content
  • GUESTS

    If You  want access  to member only forums on FM, You will need to Sign-in or  Sign-Up now .

    This box will disappear once you are signed in as a member.

Recommended Posts

On 1-09-06 I had a small logging accdent.I got my thum pinched betwen the log and the back of the wood spliter.I lost the top 3/4" of my thum frown.gifand it is in a small cast. frown.gifJust the thum the other 4 fingers are free to move.Could someone please tell me or explain to me how I could fish left handed? Been getting better at signing things left handedand doing other stuff also.Any information would put this on my face. smile.gifThe reason I am asking this is because I am going to Winnie and burntside.I know one very good freind one this board told me I could hang out in his fish house.I would really like some input from you other guys out there. Thanks a head of time Little perch 1

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Whoa sorry to hear of your accident LP. frown.gif I'm assuming that by fishing left handed you mean to hold the rod in you left hand and reel with the right. It's gonna be tough to make the adjustment and it'll probably feel a bit awkward. I don't know of anyway to get used to it except to just start doing it. Maybe to get more comforatable with the rod held in the opposite hand you could just play around with one of your (ice fishing wink.gif) rods while lounging in front of the tv. Hope this switch to the other side is only temporary and hope your injury heals well. Take care LP.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Tie the rod to your right fore arm. And use your right arm to set the hook and the left to reel the fish in.

Or just fish with tip ups and pull the fish in using your good hand.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

  • 'we have more fun' FishingMN Creators

Sorry to hear that. I stuck my hand in a Radial arm saw years ago. Its going to take a while for the stiffness to go a way but its probably not going to alter the use of that hand.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

LP1 Take your rod and reel and switch the handle on the reel to the opposite side of the reel. Now you can set the hook lefty and reel with the right. If that dont work your just going to have to practice like Matt said until the swelling and stiffness go away. Ill find my good old leg rod holder(fishin buddy) (Frank is that the right name?) and you can try that as well.

We will more than likely be moving quite a bit and only set up the house when we find some good fish. Hopefully we can all work together and find some active fish of good size. I hear its picking up on smaller humps and piles in a bit deeper waters. No more snow!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

DARN WOOD WELL I HAVE TO SAY SORY FOR YOUR LOSS. IT WILL TAKE TIME TILL YOU BUILD UP KNEW FEELING IN YOUR OTHER HAND AND ARM AND WORK ON GETTING USE TO FISHING AGAIN. I KNOW THAT THIS WILL NOT LET YOU STOP FISHING. BUT IT WILL TAKE TIME AND I THANK GOD IT WAS A THUM AND NOT YOUR HOLE HAND WELL GOOD LUCK ON YOUR RECOVERY.

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Dude that sucks frown.gif But I do believe that what some of the other have already said about swithing the reel handle to the other side should work pretty good. I would try it at home a bit before heading to the water just to get a feel for it.

Good luck!!

Link to comment
Share on other sites

Guest
This topic is now closed to further replies.


×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. We have placed cookies on your device to help make this website better. You can adjust your cookie settings, otherwise we'll assume you're okay to continue.