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 Posted: Tue Mar 17th, 2020 07:52 am
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I've recently started to enjoy the salt water spinning facet, especially casting spoons from the rocks. Obviously an casting glove is needed to avoid injury from the braid. The casting gloves I have used so far don't last long at all, holes start to appear within an month or two of use.

What brand have you found to be the most durable and value for money? Or do people use bionic fingers for spinning as well?

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 Posted: Tue Mar 17th, 2020 09:17 pm
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I never used a glove for casting braid when I did, sure for landing fish but not for casting, the fingers were cut off..I used to throw braid for heavy stuff, 4-5 oz plugs and 50-80lb line. Trick is to have your drag tight so it wont slip at all in a cast and also not to have the braid in a groove below a knuckle on your finger but on the pad of the tip.

We don't use bionic fingers to spin with, we use grandwaves and toriums and trinidads unless it is light stuff and 1.5 oz sorta lures then you are a softie if you need a glove.;)

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I find the iFish or Assassin ones to last a decent amount of time, but I'm pretty sure all the casting gloves are exactly the same, just the name that's different. But it's pretty much a consumable at the end of the day since nothing will last if it's constantly wet and exposed to saltwater.

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Yes Doc I know you like the multipliers haha, that you've made very clear on the forum!
Fishing with grinder and casting 3-4oz spoons and plugs, 30lb braid, my finger starts to hurt after a few hours... must be too much time in the office.
So I need some form of protection.
Casting gloves aren't the most expensive thing, so if there isn't a specific brand that stands apart for durability, I'll buy a few cheapies at the start of next season and replace as needed.

JeanDL I like the Assasin one, sits nice and tight on my hand, but I bought mine end of Dec and it's already developed a hole.

Perhaps a roll of Elastoplast in the tacklebag is all I need.

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The fish that you are chasing with 30lb braid dont need a big 3-4oz plug or spoon, in fact the 2 oz will have a much better action and cadence and will get more commitment from chases. Fish 20lb and fish a 1.5oz for calmer days and a splashy or well casting 2oz for windier days.. The fish that you might pick up on a 3-4 oz plug will quickly humble you on 30lb braid. Other fish like leerie even a big 15kg one, even in the thick bricks and shallow water, is just as easy to land on 20lb as 30lb as you let them swim around and run as they like because they fight cleanly unless you put heavy pressure on them. The other stuff that might pick you up on a big splashy 4oz plug, will have you in the bricks and your 30lb braid knitted up before you have your rod in the rodbucket. Multiplier sits above your rod so you can just spin with your rod in your rod bucket, what a revelation it is to not have to hold the weight of your rod for hours while spinning! When a proper fish swallows your plug, your rod bends, you wind him tight and bang you're on and just lift and make sure those hooks are set..no faffing about drags or faffing your rod into place or anything. You will figure it out once you've hooked a few beasts that the grinder setup is suited for light plugging and ja maybe tuna popping but not 3-4 oz sloggin away for big fish from the rocks.
That's the truth, I'll be scolded by my mentors for giving too much of it away! ;) It is not that I like the multipliers, which I love in fact overwinds and all, its that they are the right tools for the job. I used to be the biggest grinder fan because it allowed me access into the game without the required skill, but then I quickly learned that both were costing me too many fish. If you are throwing braid thick enough and plugs heavy enough to be cutting you up, and your drag is tight and line on the pad of finger tip, then actually one is using the wrong gear for the job and is not aware of it fully yet. There are reasons the guys at the pinnacle of the game use the gear they do.
I got 2 fish last week on 3-4 oz plugs that were approaching 30lb, and on 80llb braid I doubt they would have been landed where they were, in the conditions that they were in, nevermind 30lb dental floss. I lost 14 or 15 big fish over 20lb in a row one time over two seasons..that is braid for you, braid can be heart breaking when you start chasing big fish on plug on rocky headlands. Just warning you LOL..0.55 mono you can depend on, multipliers allow you to cast that, and your body and back feel a lot better for the different fishing ergonomics at the end of the day and your freezer is much happier for it too. I can MMMMUUUUUUCCCCCH easier land a hard fighting fish in the bricks on 0.55 high abrasion mono which is 45lb than I can land the same fish on 80lb braid, now whats going on there?! I can stop the fish easier and lock a fish down and pull as hard as I can without parting the line where I have parted the 80lb a few times pulling as hard as I can with freshly spooled high quality saltiga line..I have lost very few big fish on the mono while on the braid I lost most of the big fish. R120 a 600m spool verse nearly a grand now..you guys can keep the braid and enjoy your cut fingers! haha

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What are you using for a leader?

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Thanks for the tips Doc, as I said I'm still new to this game so appreciate the tips. I'm sticking to my grinder for now, but I see your points on the multi's and it makes sense.

On the subject of casting gloves, looks like theres not a spesific brand thats especially durable.

Ninja Nic, I use a Mono Leader (0.7mm I think) that doesn't go through the top guide when casting.

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What you can also do is FG or stitch a thicker braid leader that is easier on your finger and then fg an mono leader to that..

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Just plak a soft piece of thin suede over the hole with contact glue, just make it as big as the original lappie on the finger. You can also use a uni knot to tie thicker braid to your line, just make lots of loops and if your main line is very thin, double it. Seen a youtube video of late on a line tester where that simple old knot is stronger than the FG. I am going to sell my multiplier I use for spinning and get my 110 converted to a spinning rod, have had enough throwing lures with a multiplier, it looks all kif and everything, but with the right spinning setup I have just seen casting distance is so much better. A friend of mine has pulled out some monster kingfish from the zululand reefs with fairly light braid spinning setups, definitely no 80lb line and 150lb leaders.

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Dr halibut hoffman wrote:
What you can also do is FG or stitch a thicker braid leader that is easier on your finger and then fg an mono leader to that..

What he said ((goodp_

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I have used these types in the past, got them from work, not sure if available in SA?? - Used them for bottom fishing KP/Scarborough Reels and general casting...

1) - Called "Mechanix" https://www.mechanix.com/us-en/all-gloves = See the non impact type ( https://www.mechanix.com/us-en/the-original-high-abrasion-work-gloves )

2) - Yellow Jacket... got a "yellow wasp as a logo" ( https://www.sentrysafetysupply.com/Weldas-Yellowjacket-Mechanics-Glove-p/10-2680.htm ) - I know it says "welding" but look at their other products...

Again, I got it from work, hence not living in SA, I would not know - whether they are for sale? And with Rand vs. Dollar.... = wet van Transvaal, k*k en betaal...

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Having tested many different options the best I have found is to just use a neoprene finger sock. Its easy on your fingers and easy on your braid!

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Hi houtarm,

I have had the same problems as no matter what anyone says thin braid slices and dices fingers and it is not all ways optimal to have your drag fully locked for the cast as firstly, to much pressure on a drag knob can strip them on certain grinders,even seen it on better reels like a bg and if you get smashed immediately as your lure lands, Which happens often enough, You will vbe fighting on fully locked drag without time to set it correctly, asking for a bust up.60 to 80lb braid leader should be good on a 30lb setup. Braid leader stitched loop to bermini on mainline braid if its to thin to stitch aswel connected with cats paw. More protection from being reefed and no more problems being sliced up.

hope it helps

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Hi Houtarm.

Seeing that I am fishing bricks more often, I have replaced the braided leader with Fluorocarbon leader. The leader is attached to braid with FG. Flouro much less stretch than mono and I can say that I have not had any wind knots due to this setup. I used 54 pound Siglon. Due to the price of Flouro, I have been using Maxima and I can also say no big difference. Saved my finger when casting my edible rod (4-6 ounce with bait).
If I really need a braided leader, I use Nexcare waterproof plasters, lasts about 5 hours, finger can bend nicely when doing bait etc.
I do along top and bottom of finger and then wrap from finger tip to 1st finger joint. Reason is then braid does not 'hook' were wraps overlap.

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Admittedly late to the show here, but I too have worn holes in my gloves.  I use 0.2mm braid - usually 20LB and cast 1½-2½oz spoons and paddletails. 

My drag is very loose to prevent smashed lures (even on the BG you get a false bail flip) and I don't have time for extra leaders - only the 50LB maxima upfront.

My current glove (iFish) wore out ages ago and I fixed it by turning the finger inside out and stitching an extra piece of leather (scraps from flea market) over the old piece and then turning it back again.  Basically you repair the hole by replacing the poor quality soft chamois leather with something better. 

In a bind you can use electrical tape over the hole - but be prepared to snag when it frays a bit.

See the dark brown leather behind the worn out hole in the picture.  Good for another 1000 casts!

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The best that I have found is a golf rain glove.

Go to a pro shop or golfers club and as for a Footjoy Rain grip.

Be sure to buy for your correct hand as you can buy either left of right handed.

A 6m (dependent on your rod length) of braid leader is also essential. My rule of thumb is that I double my mainline breaking strain. Jerry Brown Hollowcore been my leader of choice. It flattens nicely which helps as it does not cut into your finger easily.

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Just fish more often and get a callus ;) Or cast mono! :)

Na jokes, good advice guys! Keep it coming..

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Dr halibut hoffman wrote: Just fish more often and get a callus ;) Or cast mono! :)

Na jokes, good advice guys! Keep it coming..


Tsek with your mono!

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soupcan wrote: Dr halibut hoffman wrote: Just fish more often and get a callus ;) Or cast mono! :)

Na jokes, good advice guys! Keep it coming..


Tsek with your mono!
 
hahahaha..gloves are for softies..except for landing fish ja then suede gloves are like hand gaffs!

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My gloves never last. never. But what I have been doing lately is my leader is just under twice the length of the rod. This means that whenever I cast I am holding mono and not braid. This improves the life of the glove and also means when I am not spinning, or have lost the glove, I dont have to worry about casting with no glove.

I've also thrown 4oz plugs many times not necessarily to target bigger fish but to get distance into the wind. Not leka throwing light lures into the wind. And an elf will still smack a 4oz plug. Caught many on them.

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