What glove do you use when casting with braid and fishing lures. I've used the Assassin casting glove which is made out of neoprene and the braid cuts through it after less than five outings. Complete waste of money.
Can anyone recommend something that's better quality?
Just curious to how heavy your setup is and what are you targeting that you require a glove to cast braided lines .
Personally never had an issue casting all sorts of set ups , just endless cuts from tying knots .
Cheers for clearing that up , iv seen a few boys wearing them from time to time , but they were bait fisho's and that was before the bionic finger . Just never seen anyone using one while casting lures .
I have used some Elastoplast on the 3rd/4th day of a trip on the forefinger , but that was more from tying knots etc .
How you finding that spin master , it's been slaying a lot of good size mackies off the cliffs at quobba over the last season .
Sensation have a casting finger glove which works quite well(R50 about). It just fits on the index finger. Should be available from most tackle shops. It seems to have a type of synthetic leather where it contacts the braid.
Best I have used is a Footjoy Rain Grip Golf glove. For R 100 there is nothing better. Make sure you get it for your right hand and it must be skin tight as it stretches a little. Rinse it after each trip and it will last many seasons.
Also if your braid is "slipping", is your drag not too loose when you are casting? It should be tight enough so the line does not slip when you cast, if it does it is a guaranteed finger slice. As well, when you cast, do not have your braid in the groove between your sections of finger but in the middle of the last pad of your finger. You should not need a glove then unless to help land fish without a gaff.
Picked up that Sensation glove yesterday for R50. Seems to work ok. Thanks for all the inputs and suggestions.
Willo, I'm enjoying the rod. I've paired it with a 10k sized reel but haven't had a chance to use the combo yet. I think I'll get much better distance as I've only had my 5k Stradic to use with it till now. I think it's definitely geared for the bigger fish.
Dr H, by slipping I mean the braid "rolling" off the end of my finger, not necessarily line being pulled out. I was spinning yesterday with 1-2 ounce spoons and actually got a small cut on my casting finger. I've clearly got the hands of an office worker...
Try holding the line on the middle of the last pad of your casting finger, if that makes sense, not inside the joint between the pads..as mentioned.. I find that I don't get cut at all then when casting. I cast all braid from 20lb to 80lb and moer it and I don't have office hands any more but no cuts. Tying knots with wet hands in another story haha. I get cut if I gooi a big cast with heavy plug or bait and the drag is too loose, the line cannot slip as you power the cast, if it does you get sliced.