Of Fishin’ and Playing Guitar

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  1. Recce

    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I have been fishing going on 55 to 60 years and I am pretty good at bass fishing for a weekend angler. There are tricks and stuff you learn and don’t even think about. Now going on fifteen years ago I started taking a friend with me and teaching him to fish. I normally throw sidearm. We were going through a bunch of dead trees in the lake and I wanted to throw into the base of one so I dropped my lure into my hand from the tip and flipped it underhanded about six inches from the water through the branches to the base of the tree. I didn’t even think about it. My buddy looks at me and says, “What was that?” I said, “what?” He said,”that underhand thing? So I explained it.

    After a little over three years this time around I feel like I am starting to understand some things about playing guitar that are also past a basic understanding. Like ways to make both hands work together better. I think it makes me a better player and slightly past beginner. It feels good.
     
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    uriah1 Telefied Gold Supporter

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    Lol.. tricks..now that I am over x , I am learning more shortcuts..

    You show us bass flipping Ill show you walleye jigging.



     
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    Do you play any songs about fishing?
     
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    The very important question, is do you cast with your right hand and when you catch a fish switch the rod to your left hand so you can use your dominant hand to crank the reel.
    Kind of like using the same hand for fretting and strumming.
    That’s seen on many fishing shows.
    Or, have you learned to cast with your right hand and reel with your left, or vice versa.
     
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    i cast right.. just understood that, if you fly fish..you cast and then manipulate with other hand,,we moving soon to FL on a canal and fish & play guitar and swim all day everyday
     
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    Two things I love to do, but I have never done simultaneously.
    I suppose you could use a guitar for a creel.
    Hmmm, maybe a baby Taylor.
    Maybe not.
     
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    Two of my favorite things to do...

    I saltwater flyfish here on Cape Cod. In the spring, I will usually take a few days to head inland for big browns.

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    And yes, cast right, reel right, which is fairly unusual for flyfishing. Most right-handers reel left.
     
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    i cast right reel right also and ride skateboard goofyfoot
     
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    Be careful there. The intersection of the two can take you down some weird roads.

    For example, The 6wt E.

    Mike
     
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    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    No, but thinking about it I should learn Brad Paisley’s I’m Gonna Miss Her.
     
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    Recce Friend of Leo's Silver Supporter

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    I am left handed. I cast left and reel right without switching hands. I use what is considered right handed bait casting reels because the handle is on the right. I actually think these are more naturally left handed reels because you don’t switch hands. Most right handers cast right and switch hands. If I need to I can cast right handed but that is not what I normally do.

    With spinning gear I cast right handed and reel with my left hand. Again, I don’t switch hands. I also manually flip the bail when using spinning gear. That is supposed to reduce line twist.
     
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    Are you fishing Lake G'ville? If so, how is it fishing. That place can be incredible in February and early March.

    We had some really warm days last week and I was thinking about being on that lake the whole time.
     
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    I am right handed and never switch hand. Never understood that, reeling is pretty simple and my left hand is up to the task. Not a big deal though, whatever works.

    Started tying flies again, it had been a while, thank dog for Mag Eyes
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    Also a lefty, I cast and reel the same way!
     
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    Ok, if you can tuna fish, can you tuna guitar?
     
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    I have not been out. I retired about a three weeks ago and have been doing stuff around the house. But, the locals and me next week are mostly fishing Pickwick. Lots of nice smallies being caught. I would be out today but my truck is in the shop for some body repair.
     
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    well.....fishing is what we do here on cape cod.i would rather play the guitar any day,lol.
     
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    Stevemc, which part of the Cape? My place is in South Yarmouth.
     
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