Cheers for the info guys.I tried finger stalls, then the Cannon, but didn't get on with it. I now use Den's Casting Triggers on my rods, they're the bees knees. So easy to use even with gloves on icy nights.
Cant see video review chad.Just stuck a video review up, if that's any help.
You have 70, or 80lb leader which you need to power cast that kind of rig? Then the tape won't give way stretching a hook, or snapping a 20-30lb snood or "rotten bottom"!Had 6oz lead on big squid n black bait. i can say it went well...
But I don't think I would use it to pull out of snags.... As they are only taped on and if that tape gives way,....
Tatch, what do you prefer about them? Are you usually using multiplier reels? i.e. you have already learned to use your thumb to release the cast?great bits of kit but I found these better still
Buddy, far be it for me to advise, but I can only suggest you don't cast bare fingered.Cheers for the info guys.
I've never used any kind of trigger or protection,never had a problem,,got leather fingers I think.
Use braid and mono.
I ll have a go with this canon n see wat its like,, the way I see it,, is it may be use full if you really want to give it some and get the lead out as far as possible.
Also where can I see Dens trigger, cant find it on the net.
Cheers for that lipslicker, had a near miss once so far with braid,,was lucky.Buddy, far be it for me to advise, but I can only suggest you don't cast bare fingered.
You might have survived intact till now, but you only need to have a loosened drag with braid to end up with sliced tendons? Not worth the risk?
Hi furry, don't worry the rod is rated upto 8oz. Sonik gravity surf.You have 70, or 80lb leader which you need to power cast that kind of rig? Then the tape won't give way stretching a hook, or snapping a 20-30lb snood or "rotten bottom"!
Nice to hear you already got extra distance on your cast. Be careful your rod is rated for it!
Good catching too! *envies*
You missed my point but no worries.. I was saying if the Cannon can withstand the cast (I use 210g+bait too on the winter rod) then it can withstand pulling for a break and you can safely forget the glove. As long as you have decent tape.Hi furry, don't worry the rod is rated upto 8oz. Sonik gravity surf.
Cast 7oz n bait nicely as long as you keep it smooth.
Put a 4 or 5 oz on and you really can get some distance.
Nice report, but I've nearly always pulled out of snags with the rod facing the snag, and line wrapped around my hand or glove holding the rod with both hands.You missed my point but no worries.. I was saying if the Cannon can withstand the cast (I use 210g+bait too on the winter rod) then it can withstand pulling for a break and you can safely forget the glove. As long as you have decent tape.
While I'm replying to you, I think offsetting the Cannon very slightly to the side stops slippage by allowing you to get your index finger further around the lever. (I can't call that part the trigger now as Den/poledark's product is the Trigger!)
I have to say I think both types shown in the above vids are mounted further forward than the line roller. The Trigger I suppose needs to be placed optimally for your thumb, but the Cannon can certainly be placed further back so that the bail arm opens smoothly without catching on the line. Not actually hard to pull the line back but a minor faff until you get used to if. This is something you have to put up with anyway on size 4000 and smaller reels anyway since there's a limit to how far back you can tape it (unless you don't mind re-applying the tape each session).
There are two ways to pull for a break.. Beach style with the rod pointed at the snag, using the line immediately exiting the reel onto the Cannon or Trigger; and Boat/rock style if you don't have room to point the rod, using the line outside the rod tip. I will try to get a photo in here of my Cannon with trimmed down lever /4000 reel/light rod.
Taking photos with one hand is only semi tricky which I think proves the usefulness of these devices! Only a two litre 4.4lb weight shown here but it shows how I'm holding the full weight one handed and no strain on reel or rod and no risk to fingers, free hand is free to wind in or take photos. (the rubber band was just useful to set up the photo but I think .. Yep I can support this weight using only the band!)
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