Small hands on a wide rod Tuna trip coming up!

Discussion in 'Tackle and Rigging' started by Wetherell, Apr 26, 2020.

  1. Wetherell

    Wetherell New Member

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    Looking for advice on technique or accessories to help with a dilemma I've had for years. When using the larger rods for tuna my small hand can't barely wrap around the rod which gives me little control of the rod let alone the line. I have a trip coming and up and was thinking I may need some gloves to help grip? Or any help is appreciated.
     
  2. matawest

    matawest Well-Known Member

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    jigging or popping rods? Get rods with small grips. Check out the magic eye factory grip really small diameter.
     
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  3. a1flyfishr

    a1flyfishr Retired Member Supporting Member

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    You can sand down the existing foam or shape it to you hand. It will be easier to have the rod turning if you want the foam to be evenly removed.

    Benny
     
  4. Wetherell

    Wetherell New Member

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    Like trolling for tuna/mahi with 50 wides
     
  5. HungryJack

    HungryJack Member

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    Weight lifting straps.

    Can also find weight lifting straps
    with built in hooks, brand is MRX.
     
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  6. seth

    seth Junior member

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    Get a custom rod with narrow foregrip built?
     
  7. jiggawhat

    jiggawhat Senior Member

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    Hold on let me ask my wife .....
     
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  8. Wetherell

    Wetherell New Member

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    Maybe for Christmas!!
     
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  9. Viet_Swag

    Viet_Swag Well-Known Member

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    Better have a strap caddy or something. They are a nuisance when trying to working the rod or cast. Keep those for the gym and just work on your grip strength.
     
  10. HungryJack

    HungryJack Member

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    Great fisherman posses one or two traits.

    A. Luck
    B. Attention to DETAIL (on the water)

    Hope you are lucky.
    :)


    PS> read my tag line, memorize it :)
     
  11. manu

    manu Active Member

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    I am curios to know if you came up with a solution to your small hands / grip situation? Just in case I come across a personn with the same problem I might be able to help. thanks.