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    Default It's All In The Hands

    Recently, a friend of mine was fishing on the Yakima River, having a decent day, catching a few and enjoying life. He has a problem with his hands, arthritis has been taking its toll and he paid a heavy price. He was fishing and somehow he simply lost his rod & reel in the river, it just fell out of his hands.

    Lately I have noticed that my hands have been getting weaker and are hurting because of arthritis and I am starting to wonder how much longer I will be able to fish without falling victim to a lost rod. Oh well, I will enjoy it as long as I can and maybe beef up the handle of my rod if it comes to that.

    Larry ---sagefisher---

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    One might consider attaching a leash from the wrist of the casting hand to the reel. Might be a bit inconvenient but would beat loosing a rod. I am sure something could be worked out that was do able.
    Denny

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    Larry,

    No MD here. Don't assume your condition is arthritis. Have it checked.

    Best of luck.

    Allan

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    Best of luck, go to the doc and get it checked. Mine is convinced that I have severe carpal tunnel moreso than arthritis. All I know is that I need to get something done, the tingling, pain and swelling is driving me nuts. I spend more time shaking my hands or resting them than i do casting or tying flies.
    Joe


    uhh...nevermind

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    Joe,

    I am not a Doctor, but, I have had Carpal Tunnel years ago when I had a job that required a lot of wrist movement. After leaving that job, my condition improved to the point that I do not have the problem anymore.

    What you described here, " I spend more time shaking my hands or resting them than i do casting or tying flies", sure sounds like Carpal Tunnel to me and it can be very painful.
    Warren
    Fly fishing and fly tying are two things that I do, and when I am doing them, they are the only 2 things I think about. They clear my mind.

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    Yeah the doc turned my hand over, hit my wrist with his little hammer thingy and made me an appointment for the full blow CTS test. i go August 15th.
    Joe


    uhh...nevermind

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