Fishing Rod Wrist Strap, Trollers wrist support

I have been using wrist supports for many years now and I am always experimenting with different types. I have come up with one made of rubber that stays on my wrist even after I take the rod out and handle the fish, or just leave it on all day.

Anyone who trolls with bottom bouncers or jigs all day knows it takes a toll on your wrists. After doing it for years you can get wrist damage making pain all the worse. Pull a crankbait with a weight for awhile, then set the hook on a big walleye and there goes your wrist, torn ligaments, or you just can’t get a good hook set or even worse, the rod slips out of your hand and falls in the river. This support fixes all those problems. Once you use it you won’t be able to fish without it. Your arm holds the rod instead of your wrist and you can even feel strikes better by keeping your wrist free and loose.

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This support strap has many benefits!

*First off, it is comfortable!
*It stays on your wrist, won’t slide off or fall in the water!
*You always know where it is, on your wrist!
*It fits no matter how many clothes you put on, even thick snow suits;
*The slit can be cut to be even larger if needed;
*The design is heavy enough and flat enough that it won’t blow out of your boat;
*This will save your wrist from damage and give you stronger hook sets;
*Can be used on either arm, or one on each arm;

I developed wrist problems after fighting too many large Smallmouth Bass at Lake Erie. That and trolling for thousands of hours, pulling jigs, jigging sonars, pulling crankbaits. When I would set the hook on a big Walleye the pain would come and wouldn’t go away. Years ago I took a piece of duck tape and put another piece on the sticky side to make a strip of tape that wasn’t sticky, then I would tape it to my snowsuit. People thought I had my rod taped to my wrist and thought I was crazy. Years later I tried cutting the top off a hunting sock and then put that on my wrist and as it stretched over time I would put a twist in it. This works great but they would sometimes fall in the water, or get wet or blow out of the boat. It was hard to get the size just just right as they would wear out. So I started experimenting again. I tried a piece of bike tube, hurt my wrist. Then IO tried a piece of truck tire innertube and I liked it but it would fall off while messing with fish. I kept trying different shapes and cuts and one day found one that I couldn’t shake off while fighting a fish like I usually do. Then it came to me, I don’t need to shake it off, it is harmless leaving it on while messing with the fish and then it’s ready to go when I start fishing again. So then I knew I had something worth sharing and since the innertubes can be expensive to buy and since I knew exactly how to make it, I decided to sell these for a small amount of money so I can buy some gas to go fishing.

About Dave Tackett

Dave Tackett is from Sterling Illinois. An avid fisherman since childhood, he has fished all over the Midwest, mainly the Mississippi River pools 8-19. His home waters are pools 13 & 14. After fishing Bass tournaments for many years, he gave it up to fish for Walleye year round. He now guides and fishes for fun. He likes to take photos of the scenic places he visits on the river and likes to keep a video camera running to get footage for his Walleye DVDs. Photography is now where he most of his time working, using professional DSLR cameras and lens. These photos include landscape around the Mississippi River and the Rock River, river birds like eagles heron, egrets etc.
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