Weak wrist position . . . and other common mistakes?

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    I am happy getting 6 strokes on a par 3 pitch and putt myself. The trip is not about the fish cause I do not eat fish. I lost a nice one to a pulled hook on last trip and all I can say is it saved me the processing fee, but I really enjoyed the match I had with him. So for me it was fun.
     
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    Fishybuzz

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    Yeah, but, In all fairness there are lots of guys who can’t break 90 trying to play like a plus 3....

    That is a weird I know you are speaking english but have no idea what you said.....must have some thing to do with hitting that little ball into a little hole wearing white shoes and polyester slacks....LOL
     
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    That is a weird I know you are speaking english but have no idea what you said.....must have some thing to do with hitting that little ball into a little hole wearing white shoes and polyester slacks....LOL
    in golf the shittier a golfer you are the higher your handicap is. A guy who can’t break 90 is the same as the dude losing jigs in the rocks and pulling on the bottom like it’s pulling back.
    A plus 3 golfer is someone taking a serious run at the tour.
     
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    I used to fish a 6480 with a 4/0 tiburon Framed 113 senator for throwing wahoo bombs etc.. I had West Coast tackle put a gimbal on it when they built it. I landed several Teenager YFT (120-150 lb.) on 50lb on that rig at clarion, ended up using my harness and plate. Remember those? Friken Tuna would eat the bomb. Having Wire certainly helped the chew thru.
    It can get the job done by I'm way to old for that shit now.
    Swing some big hangdown and bust out that 4/0 on your next trip.
     
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    Steve K

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    I don’t think any of us has a goal of getting our ass kicked.

    But if that’s your goal, have at it, good luck.
     
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    Swing some big hangdown and bust out that 4/0 on your next trip.
    I still have that rig. Just might have to go old school. Maybe even put on the Tanaguchi harness and plate.
    People would say WTF is that? It's like the first time my kids saw a LP record. Came home from school and said the teacher played a giant black CD.
     
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    I don't have allot of big fish experience like many others here. But imo its more lethal that the angler wears the pants and not the fish. Under gunned or over gunned
     
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    Regarding rod angle, I was very surprised to watch Captain Art on the Searcher basically point the rod directly at a big YF at the Lupe last year. The fish was well out from the boat. He just pointed it at the fish and cranked when he could get a turn or two, and walked from the stern up to the bow following the fish. I asked one of the deckhands about that, and he said "That's old -school." Anybody else seen this method?

    I think this is more new school than old school. Years ago I used to always fish with a big bend in the rod, now I Point the rod at the fish when they are away from the boat unless I'm low on line and need to add a little extra to stop the fish (210lb, long soak, a MAK16, and 4 or 5 lines around mine). These new reels are engineering marvels and can handle the abuse better than I can trying to but a big bend in the rod with high drag pressure. It's a different story when the fish is straight up and down, then you want to bend that rod like it's never been bent before.
     
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    Bill W

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    Kind of a blend of what Rick said about pointing the rod at the fish away from the boat. cause if the fish is on a run I always get the rod vertical by on the knees, rod butt on deck and using the rail to brace for big fish The very moment line stops coming off the reel it is really important to do this... I get up and point the rod at the fish and lean forward to get a crank, then lean back to pull on the fish, and lean forward for another crank. Like short pumping the fish but you do it transferring weight forward and back. The point is when he changes direction you need to control the pointy end from making the decision go away from the boat. He is testing his moves on you cause he has never been hooked before.

    Pretty much a transition phase and like said if the line is not going off your reel you better find a way to get line on the reel. When the fish is sideways to the boat I call it rock-a-dope... (rope-a-dope)
     
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    Steve K

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    Not a big fan of pointing the rod at the fish to gain back line, like 100’s of yards that are in the water because of a really long run by a spirited fish or when on the kite. I use a small rod belt for this, working the rod from straight out to straight up, pulling with both arms on the fore grip and of course reeling in high gear as I go from up to out. Using low in this case takes way too long for me. Especially when there are lots of aggressive sharks swimming around.
     
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    Fishybuzz

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    Not a big fan of pointing the rod at the fish to gain back line, like 100’s of yards that are in the water because of a really long run by a spirited fish or when on the kite. I use a small rod belt for this, working the rod from straight out to straight up, pulling with both arms on the fore grip and of course reeling in high gear as I go from up to out. Using low in this case takes way too long for me. Especially when there are lots of aggressive sharks swimming around.

    Sometimes slower ie. "low gear" is faster.....I subscribe to BilW's style more.

    IMO the method you describe would burn me out especially if you intend on pumping that fish in 300 yards ....
     
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    Steve K

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    Sometimes slower ie. "low gear" is faster.....I subscribe to BilW's style more.

    IMO the method you describe would burn me out especially if you intend on pumping that fish in 300 yards ....
    Whatever floats your boat. :) Speaking of your boat, did they splash the Intrepid yet?
    Sure a lot of work they did on her. Major renovation! Hats off to Bill and the entire crew.
     
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    Whatever floats your boat. :) Speaking of your boat, did they splash the Intrepid yet? Sure a lot of work they did on her.

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    I don’t know what a weak wrist position is, sorry.

    I occasionally see anglers raise the rod tip to lift the fish and as they start to drop it back, start winding too late, essentially giving back some hard earned line.

    I have a buddy that does this every single time he cranks and he just does not understand what I am telling him. I need to take a video.
     
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    Bill W

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    Nothing better in my book than to have the latest greatest engines, especially on that fancy boat. I am sure Bill C. Is thrilled... curious about the speed and fuel savings.
     
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    Fishybuzz

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    Whatever floats your boat. :) Speaking of your boat, did they splash the Intrepid yet?
    Sure a lot of work they did on her. Major renovation! Hats off to Bill and the entire crew.


    Not float my boat but save my arms..... lol gotta work with what you have and I ain't got what I used to.....;)
     
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    Is this the correct wrist form for spinners?

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