sore shoulders and spey rods

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  1. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    Anyone have any exercises they do to keep the shoulder strengthened for the rigors of excessive two handed casting ?
     
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    Steve Call Active Member

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    Drink beer. Use two hands if necessary.
     
  3. Ed Call

    Ed Call Mumbling Moderator Staff Member

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    Get yourself a bicycle tire inner tube, hook it around your foot or solid object, straight arm raises front, side and rear. Shoulder rotation, elbow tucked in tight, hand moving from front to side and side to front. Elbow out at side, arm bent 90*, rotate hand from top to forward position and then from forward position to top. Are you getting old or just fragile?
     
  4. Panhandle

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    Catching fish.
    Excessive casting should lead to more muscle memory and strength, not fatigue.

    Sounds like you're working too hard. Let the rod do the work. If you haven't noticed the great
    casters aren't exactly young and sprite. Do you think kinney hits the gym on a regular basis?
     
  5. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    Both Ed ! Good advice dude, the old rubber inner tube trick! I'm but a frail old fella, probably give OMG a run for his money , trying to hold up to the rigors of switch rods and 6 wt lines ya know...
    Pan, you teach me to cast, I'll teach you how to read a tape ! I can't catch 'em, I'm thinking about going indi rigg'n on the south fork to get my groove back on...
     
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  7. Panhandle

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    I'd love to. Don't bother with the tape. I catch alot of fish, and I wouldn't want you to throw your poor arm out measuring my fish. You could be, like, my caddy while your arm heals.
     
  8. doublespey

    doublespey Steelhead-a-holic

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    We have the makings of a real Spey Opera here - think Don Quixote and his sidekick Sancho Panza with spey rods.

    Pan swears he's caught lots of steelhead, so old and frail Leroy follows him further upstream with promises of casting instruction and a chance to see one of the mythical beasts.

    Good advice from Ed - the most frequently irritated by spey casting are the ligaments and tendons around the rotator cuff of the dominant shoulder. Not like that's ever happened to me :p
     
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    check out the paperback book "Fit to Fish" by Hisey and Berend

    they give advice on how to strengthen and stretch your body to reduce the impact of fishing

    HTH

    garthman
     
  10. KerryS

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    :rofl::rofl::rofl::rofl:

    Sorry Mike. I couldn't help meself:clown:
     
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    Jmills81 The Dude Abides

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    pan,your such a rabble rouser....hahahah
     
  12. SpeySpaz

    SpeySpaz still an authority on nothing

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    To me, a sore shoulder indicates I need to stretch it, then next time out focus on form.
    The only time my shoulder hurts now is when my casting form sucks. Usually caused by HUCKING rather than casting. Especially with bigger rods.
     
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    Josh, I need to find entertainment somewhere and I'm not a big fan of reality tv.
     
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    Whether casting a single or two handed rod, I've noticed that sore shoulders, elbows, or wrists invariably are caused by poor casting technique. And due to faulty genetics (thanks Mom & Dad) I'm predisposed to joint problems. I deal with it by exercising regularly to maintain overall fitness along with casting fitness. One thing that has been helpful is the old 10-minute daily Air Force workout that someone gave me decades ago. I modify it by doing the push ups and chin ups one arm at a time, for that extra edge. So that and paying attention to my casting technique is how I avoid messing up my joints while casting.

    Sg
     
  16. Leroy Laviolet

    Leroy Laviolet Aint no nookie like chinookie

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    CLASSIC BRI !!!!

    Thanks Salmo G, good advice, like most( Other than the self proclaimed Professional from the panhandle)
    I have work to do on casting! I did tighten up my stroke a bit the last few days alla Henrich Mortensen, and man the makes a huge diff-

    Thanks Garth, Iv'e heard of that book, will check it out-

    Gotcha Spaz, makes sense- My Chiropracter said the same thing....


    Pan, Pan , PANNNNN.... Where do I start wit you lil buddy???:rofl:
    I told you we should fish this season, but you were too busy catching all the fish, to take the time to help out a newby this year. You need to consider giving something back to a less fortunate learning angler like ME !!! Common man, I need your help! You catch them, I'll measure and take the pics, what a team we could be !!!:rofl::rofl:
     
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    First of all get a tune up from a casting instructor. Second of all you paid good money for the rod, LET IT CAST THE LINE!!!!,
     
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    Never had a sore shoulder from casting any rod. Yes, carpal tunnel for a day or two. Yes, lateral epicondylitis, but not since I stopped using a SH rod for steelhead.
     
  19. Itchy Dog

    Itchy Dog Some call me Kirk Werner

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    C'mon, Salmo- man up! With one-arm push-ups, use just your index finger and thumb.
    Similarly with one-arm chin-ups, wrap only your index finger over the bar.
     
  20. Salmo_g

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    Itchy,

    Why would I do that? At my age, I've got nothing to prove and no one I want to impress. It does raise the question, however, why use a rod at all? I tried the hand casting thing back in the 70s when shown by Doug Swisher. I concluded it was less fun and would deny me the pleasure of collecting a closet full of fly rods.

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