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Ok Guys Million Dollar Question

All surgury is done and all treatment is done..rotator cup is supposedly healed and doctor says that I am 100%..
He says that I can get back into surf fishing but to take it easy..
1. Because of the shoulder
2. Because of being 64 years old..
How do I getback into it?
 

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First advice, based on some friends experience who have been through the same several times is look for rods with glass tips like maybe a seeker.. let's the rod, not your shoulder absorb a lot of the shock from casting...

Long stiff heavers with heavy weights on the end = lots of pressure transfered to your shoulder..
 

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Hi John,
It's good to know that you are healing nicely. Use a short two-handed rod, 9 ft. max and sinker no heavier than 3 ounces and just gently lob your rod. Do not try for distance at this time. Tell the little lady that I said hello and I will see you later.
 

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jcreamer,

You should start slow getting back into surf fishing/casting.

If you don't have decent casting technique, get it. This alone will save lots of discomfort from the shoulders.

Don't be a "One handed caster", use both arms and the body, spread the load of casting over a wider area.

Good luck with the shoulder, do the physical theraphy/exercises you need to do to maintain strenght and flexibility in the shoulder.

I had my left shoulder done this past September, and it's pretty much 100%, as long as I am not studid with it. :)

I've had the right shoulder done twice, so I do have a bit of experience with this kind of thing.

Start slow, stay with it, and you'll be fine.

Blaine
 

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one more thought.... in the fall i seperated a rib the first day of a three day tournament at the outer banks.. weather was tough and 10 oz + bait was required.. i couldn't cast at all after the rib thing.. finally decided i didn't want to go home and tried left handed.. used a shorter rod (breakaway 1209) and slowed down.. i was amazed at the distance i got with little effort and probably have better form left handed due to lack of muscle memory from bad habits.. my head knows how to cast correctly, but 25 years of bad form from the right side is hard to break...

left-handed may be something to consider..
 
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