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Why Are Lefties So Discriminated Against???

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I switched over to all lefty reels last November. It was fine, because I used Abu products and they offer just about everything in RH and LH. However, not the same with all companies. I wanted a LH Tourny Pro in 5.1... NOPE! Team Lews, TL Gold? Nope.... Then, I go to buy a lety BB1 on ebay, 5.1, but it costs $10-$20 more for the LH models than the RH!!!!

 

What gives???

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it's catching on more and more it seems. I have always had to patient and wait to companies to come out with a LH model. It is irritating but I fish a different company's reels that seem to be offering more and more LH retrieves right off the bat.  

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It plays a big role in the reels i buy, theres a lot of reels out there I would like to try, but theyre only right handed. I still think its more convenient to reel left handed though.

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Discriminated against.... Harsh words.

Demand is why. They don't work for the vast majority so they do not sell so they are bit built.

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Lets get a bass action suit started for dexteritirial discrimination 

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Lefties aren't being discriminated against....it is the righties that are being discriminated against.  Righties reel with left hand, lefties reel with right hand.  :teeth:  Why would you want to control the rod with your non-dominate arm?  Usually the dominate side is a bit stronger, plus a bit more coordinated.  Don't believe me?  Try wiping your butt with your non-dominate hand....or brushing your teeth.  Just don't try both at the same time!  :teeth3:

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THey are only discriminated against in the lower price points.  I do have to say though that after trying the BPS PQ i am very impressed.  THey have the same gear ratios for lefties as righties and will msot likely be the reels i buy when it is time to replace.  For now, i am pretty good though with my citicas and one PQ i got for cranking in the 4.7:1

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I dont understand why more people dont fish the left handed casters. What advantage do you have by casting with your right and then switching the rod to your left?  I would think real left handers would find right handed baitcasters to be a better fit for them.

 

This is how i feel reeling with my right hand

 

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It is a conspiracy perp'd by Zebco when they invented the right handed Zebco 202 that most people start with when they are toddlers.

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I can pitch and cast right or left. I am right hand dominate. To me casting right and holding rod in my left hand makes it easier to fish a long day.

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I dont understand why more people dont fish the left handed casters. What advantage do you have by casting with your right and then switching the rod to your left?  I would think real left handers would find right handed baitcasters to be a better fit for them.

 

This is how i feel reeling with my right hand

 

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The age old discussion.....As time goes on yo uwil lsee more lefties.  Back in the day the only offered right hand retrieve and think about your first Zebco....right hand retrieve.  I just don't get how people use a right hand retrieve for baitcasters and a left hand retrieve for spinning gear.  I reel left on everything from baitcasters to spinning to fly rods-just makes sense to me.

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Flyfisher if it makes you feel better I know plenty of rh people who reel baitcaster with their RH and reel spinning reels with their right as well. Just the way it is. Interesting topic. Maybe a physical therapist or doctor can explain. Maybe even a psychologist. Lol

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I don't even understand lefty reels... and I'm left handed. I use RH baitcasters and I place the handle on the right, for all my spinning reels. Cast with my strong arm (left) and reel with my weak arm (right).

 

I don't understand the whole switching hands thing. I taught my buddy how to cast a baitcaster, and he is right handed. Naturally, he started casting with his left and reeling with his right when he realized how goofy it was.

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I can pitch and cast right or left. I am right hand dominate. To me casting right and holding rod in my left hand makes it easier to fish a long day.

My reels are divided almost equally between right hand and left hand reels.  I can cast lefty, but not too accurate.  It isn't the casting that tires me out.  It is holding the rod for retrieving that will eventually tire me.  It is hard for me to go fishing without carrying reels of each hand because I have likes in both camps.

 

If I pitched, I would be better casting with the left hand as I have better feathering control on that side for some reason.

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Lets get a bass action suit started for dexteritirial discrimination 

 

Did you make up that word on your own Diggy ?

 

 

Why are the handles on coffee cups all on the left side ?  

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When I got my first bait caster in the early 60s, (Abu 5000), there was only one option.

My boys use left hand retrieve, but it seems awkward for me. I cast right handed, switch rod to my left hand while the lure is mostly in the air and reel right handed.

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I dont understand why more people dont fish the left handed casters. What advantage do you have by casting with your right and then switching the rod to your left? I would think real left handers would find right handed baitcasters to be a better fit for

Dominance is with two actions, the cast and the retrieve

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Let's get technical, as there are in fact reasons, not just some lame holdover from days past that put the handles where they are. 


What will move the fish during retrieval is placed to the strong hand!

A baitcast is designed to be used as a winch, so it is the reel that retrieves the fish. Hence if you are right handed the handle is in your right hand. 

A spinning reel is designed to pick up unloaded or loose line, not retrieve the fish. Hence it is the rod that does the retrieval, so it is the rod that is in your strong hand. If you are right handed then the pole goes to the right hand. 
George Welcome Sebastian Florida
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Did you make up that word on your own Diggy ?

Why are the handles on coffee cups all on the left side ?

entirely for legal purposes. Should hold up in court.

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I'm right handed. I reel left handed. I never had trouble reeling right handed, but controling the rod and setting the hook with my left hand was awkward for me. I'm sure I could have gotten used to it if I gave it time but I can find all the LH reels I need to do my fishing.

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It's all business ... As the demand for LH reels grows so will the options.  No different in golf ... actually worse in golf IMO.

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