How Many Rightys Fish Lefty?
Posted February 11 2013 - 10:19 PM
Posted February 11 2013 - 10:22 PM
My spinning reels are lefty. I have 2 flipping reels that are lefty. All the rest are right. The flipping reels are lefty because it just feels weird to even try using my left to pitch and flip.
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Posted February 11 2013 - 10:24 PM
My handles always have and always will be on the left side, no matter what kind of reel.
I'm just not comfortable with anything else.
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Posted February 11 2013 - 10:27 PM
Posted February 11 2013 - 10:34 PM
Both my spinning and casting reels have the handles on the left. I like to keep things simple and standardized.
Posted February 11 2013 - 10:50 PM
Learned on lefties, still use them today. I am right handed.
I like having my dominate hand work the bait with the rod, plus, I am faster with my dominate hand when it comes to setting a hook once I feel the bite. I think it is more important to have you dominate hand on the rod, but I also learned this way. I think I am in the minority with that mindset, it probably doesnt matter anyway
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Posted February 11 2013 - 10:59 PM
Posted February 11 2013 - 11:02 PM
Posted February 11 2013 - 11:07 PM
I was kind of thinking about this the other day now that I bought a few right-handed baitcasters. I cast and reel with my right hand...which means I'll have to cast, thumb and then move the reel to my left hand so that I can start reeling in with my right. I see plenty of people do it but I almost wish I had bought left-handed reels.
Of course, I do that with spinning gear now so....
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Posted February 11 2013 - 11:11 PM
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Posted February 11 2013 - 11:15 PM
its a mess in my opinion. I set up my spinning tackle to be righty my baitcaster is the usual right handed hence my desire to change my spinning reels. I learned to use lefties since I was a kid. Im trying to switch completely to using the rod on my left and the handles on my right. It sucks because I cant cast very well with my left hand. I sometimes do the cast right switch rod from hand to hand.
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Posted February 11 2013 - 11:27 PM
I cast right handed with everything except close quarters with casting gear, then I'll cast left handed. I reel left handed with spinning gear and right handed with casting gear and can not interchange the two.
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Posted February 11 2013 - 11:27 PM
Thats the way I am. I have to throw it out there with my right hand or it just feels awkward. I'm right handed so I think it makes more since to cast right handed than to reel right handed.
Posted February 11 2013 - 11:33 PM
Posted February 11 2013 - 11:49 PM
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