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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-29-2011, 10:14 AM Thread Starter
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Rotator Cuff Sugery Forced Sale

CND Salmo Salar 15'6" 9/10//11wt.
This rod is in new condition $475.00 OBO
I also have a new line It's been cast once,
Carron Spey Line Jetstream Speyline LINE IS SOLD
Light blue 75' 10/11wt. 861 9M $80.00

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post #2 of 5 (permalink) Old 09-30-2011, 04:15 PM
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Certainly NOT wishing to either pour water on your sales, nor on the outcome of surgery, but have you been advised by your surgeon that, after successful surgery, you will still have to give up your long rod?

I'm personally doing this (rotator cuff repair) surgery here in the UK every week, and the main aim of that surgery is to get each person back to doing precisely what they want to do (as they did before rotator cuff tear), including fishing with whatever 2 hander they want, & with approx 90% success in getting them through to those objectives.

Perhaps you should come to the UK & have your surgery & rehab., & then keep your long rod??


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I had a rotator cuff injury as well. I couldn't even lift a glass of beer for a while. After about 3 months I finally went to have it checked out. The MRI I had done diagnosed a full thickness tear of the supraspinatus. I elected to not have the surgery and instead, went straight for the rehab. If you are diligent about the rehab exercises, you can really strengthen the shoulder back up nicely.
Best part is that I'm still casting the 2 hander.
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Speyducer was at my house yesterday and, among other things, we discussed the earlier stages of shoulder damage vis-a-vis casting with two-handed rods.

A few of the things which emerged is that the long,(15' & +) rods - with modern, very fast recovery, have a heck of a kick when recovering their position at the stop. I had already found that these rods were simply too much for me and no longer use such rods.

It also came out that Ashley-Cooper who fished virtually every day of every season would go off down the river with several rods, graphite and bamboo, and use them all but for short spells of time and would also use every cast possible with switching of the upper hand from L to R. He argued that - especially older bodies - this spread the strain on tendons, muscles and joints as much as possible thus minimising the possibility of injury. I now do likewise but restrict myself to 3 rods of different characteristics and a handful of different casts (my lack of repetoire is responsible) and I can now fish at maximum distance - often in a howling gale - all day without too much post-fishing stiffness. This is a blessed relief after what I knew four years ago when I would fish a 151/2' Salar all day with both elbows in agony!!

The main point of this is that prevention is far far better than any cure, and to point to a possible method of fishing 2 handed rods with minimum risk. I have sold all of my 15' and longer rods other than a 16'2" Solstice and an old Diawia 16'6" (for really big copper tubes in very cold water.)
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rotator cuff surgery

I am 6 weeks out of rotator cuff and broken bicep tendon surgery. I fished yesterday with a 6 wt switch and will be working my way back to my 15' Loomis 8/9. There is just no way I will part with it.

I started rehab pysical therapy ten days after surgery doing the exercises to increase my range of motion. I did them at home after I knew what to do. Just throw a rope over a shower curtain rod and lift your arm with your good arm. I did them several times a day and still do them a couple of times a day along with lifting my arms up to about shoulder high twenty times several times a day. Just follow your doctors orders and let the rehab people have their way with you. Thye had me lift one pound weights at rehab but I am just lifting my arms at home.

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