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    Quad offshore fishing

    Ok, have a friend that wonts to take me fishing offshore for the first time since my accident. If I go I wont to be more than an anchor. So without a lot of adaptation are there any gloves or cuffs out there that will help me grip those big penn reel handles?

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    For starters some glove to protect your skin, then duct tape. I'm going to check with a friend that went fishing in the keys. He has no hands and did it.

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      #3
      I use a deck chair, much more stable than my manual.

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        #4
        For smaller reels, I've used a wrap of Velfoam (soft foam that functions like loop Velcro) around my hand and sticky-back hook Velcro on the reel handle. It worked well.

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          #5
          This should work for you. http://www.adaptiveoutdoorsman.com/strongarm.html
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            #6
            Originally posted by DeadEye View Post
            I have one of those but I don't think its going to be much good for 70lb tuna and 30lb dolphin. haha.

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              #7
              OK I finally got hold of the lady that's been fishing. Her son got blown up in Iraq. They made a neck roll to pad his neck with a strap that goes to the pole above the reel to brace in. They use a belt with a reel holder pocket. They turned the reel around so he can push the handle to operate it.
              Go to the http://www.nationalwheelcats.org/ look for fishing stuff.
              Last edited by baldfatdad; 24 Aug 2016, 1:42 PM.

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                #8
                Originally posted by #LHB# View Post
                I have one of those but I don't think its going to be much good for 70lb tuna and 30lb dolphin. haha.
                A quick word of warning, if you attach the rod to your hands with something like a Velcro strap keep checking that the drag is set light otherwise you risk a jolt that could dislocate your shoulders. It happened to an Irish friend who hooked into a 60lb blue shark when fishing for sea bass, he was out of action for months.

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                  #9
                  Fishing Chair

                  I mounted a clamp-on rod holder to the cross bar on a Quickie GPV. I typically use an electric reel. You are in for a real work out if you manually crank up a decent sized fish. Pick a calm day. Depending upon the boat even two foot seas can be a challenge without trunk control.
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