Preventing Spectra Cuts

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  1. Olddog8

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    Ok, I know this is a bit lame, but I have never had this issue as bad as I just did fishing Bluefin on the Intrepid. I cut the shit out of my thumb guiding the line while reeling in to change baits. It's out on the end of my thumb where it's difficult to tape.

    Any ideas? What do other people use?

    Guess I need to do some manual labor to build up the calluses. Just never had this issue before...
     

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  2. RichG

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    There is a thumb protector. Just google it, I just saw it on EBay. Or you can wear gloves. Buff has finger guards. Go to Buff.com.
     
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    What kind of spectra? I was doing that on my wahoo reel and switched to a thicker smoother line, specifically 100# Threadlock. Probably too thick for what you were using it for but Threadlock is a smooth line.

    I would have suggested the obvious, gloves but can't stand to have one on my hand when I'm fishing bait. Only other thing I can think of is to put some crazy glue on that area of your thumb before fishing.
     
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    I'm interested in this as well. Had the same issue, izor solid is like a band saw. I always flex tape, but it sucks when its wet, as do gloves.
     
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    I've been having the same issue. I've been wondering if a dab of super glue would work.
     
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    Hey Rick. I’ve had the best luck with the 2” flex tape for the thumb. Because it grabs the skinny part of the thumb as well with one wrap, it holds better and won’t slide off once it gets wet.
     
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    Veterinary tape works well. The type that trainers wrap horse ankles with. A friend let me try some last trip...thanks Mike.
    It’s tough and stays put a long time. Just cut it to the width you like, wrap and go.
     
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    I was using my JX Raptors, which are also my Wahoo reels. Just switched from 80lb Powerpro, which is ruff as hell, to 80lb J Braid. The J Braid seemed a lot smoother but could be what caused the problem.
     
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    I buy these at Mcfadden Dale. $3.00 each. They last forever and the wetter they get the better they work

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    Super glue lives in my tackle box I get the one with a brush and just brush on a layer when my thumb is dry. Just don't go grab your favorite jig for a minute or two otherwise you may become even more attatched
     
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    Check out (www.bowlingball.com) thumb protector.
    They protect my thumbs from calico bass and spectra cuts.
    My fingers are free to handle sardines, gloves are great but thick.
    As you age your skin gets really thin .
    Deep Water Sailor
     
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    Best way to avoid this is a spinning reel?? :p:p:frehya2:me
     
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    I’ve been recycling my used golf gloves. Cut off the fingers but leave the thumb intact.
     
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    Chuck
    What are those called on the website ?
     
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    Jim

    I don't see them on the website. I buy them at my local store. They call them thumb guards there.

    If you like I can stop and pick a few up and ship them to you.
     
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    or take a piss
     
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    Jim

    You can also buy them on Amazon

    5 pack for $12.27

    EDIT: Weird...it will not let me post the URL....????

    Go to Amazon....search leather finger guards 5 pack
    or BON- 1345
     
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    Wife says I can stop at McFadden Dale when I take her to Disneyland, after I take her to Disney World. Small price to pay to go fishing when I want to...
     

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