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Are you a left handed fisherman or right? or both? and are there any advantages to being both? I am right handed but I reel my bait caster with my left.  I don't see many lefties around.

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Im right handed.  So I cast with my right and reel with my left. 

 

Anyone who switches hands to cast and reel is obviously a psychopath. 

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I am in the same boat.  I am right handed but I reel my bait caster with my left too.  Its more natural for me.  The only problem is finding reels that work for me.  I am been using the 13 fishing inception 6:3 gear ratio lefty reel.  My biggest struggle when I converted from righty to lefty was finding reels that suited my needs.  

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BC: cast left, reel right

Spinning: cast right, reel left

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And again..

Right handed, cast right and reel right and wouldn't have it any other way. 

 

 

 

 

Mike

 

 

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Once more into the breach.

 

I'm a righty, but my left arm is stronger and more stable than my right for some reason. Only BCs I've used have all been right-hand retrieve, so casting with my left and reeling with my right became the norm. Older spinners that I've since retired were all left hand retrieve, so I cast with my left and switched. New spinners are swap-able, so I've moved the handles to the right side. Left hand cast, right hand retrieve.

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1 hour ago, Tennessee Boy said:

I’m surprised this topic has never come up before.  😏

I don't recall ever seeing it before either  :teeth:

 

Both...reel and cast.  Some lures can tire out my rod arm.  Being able to switching arms is a huge bonus.  However, the biggest reason for being able to use both is you aren't denied using a model that is only available in right hand.  An even bigger bonus is you don't have to pass on a great deal just because it is not the hand you use.  EX. Pflueger had the $200 Patriarch on sale for $80.......available in RH only.  Yup.  Bought one even though I don't need any more reels.

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d**n my bad for not looking at the archives and making a double post. Everyone just criticizes. Jesus man. great group of guys let me tell you.

Cant even enjoy a forum. its sad man

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Sometime left, most often time right. Someday caught fish on both left and right handed reel. (Not included spinning reel)

The more I fish left, the more I like it, but only one technique that I cannot use lefty one (swim bait type) cannot get myself to reel smooth enough at speed I want.

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Right handed but reel left handed. Switched over a decade ago and haven't looked back. 

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Always rod in left. Reel handle right. I do not use spinners. But when I cast, I use my right hand on the reel and throw like a spinning rod.

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43 minutes ago, flbassmaster said:

d**n my bad for not looking at the archives and making a double post. Everyone just criticizes. Jesus man. great group of guys let me tell you.

Cant even enjoy a forum. its sad man

Don't get upset over things you can't control, it's good topic to revisit like so many others. No good deed goes unpunished.

Peace,

Tom

PS, cast right handed and reel right handed baitcasting. Cast right handed reel left handed spinning, always have and always will. Also right handed and left eye dominate just to make things more interesting.

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48 minutes ago, flbassmaster said:

d**n my bad for not looking at the archives and making a double post. Everyone just criticizes. Jesus man. great group of guys let me tell you.

Cant even enjoy a forum. its sad man

Don't take it hard, it's just friendly joking.  We get one or two threads like this a week.  Every week, lol.  It's probably over on page two by now.  Same for things like Braid or mono, tie direct or leader, what is a do it all rod.  It's all good.  It let's different people answer each time.

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I am right handed and use left handed bait casters.  It just works for me.  I didn't use to see it that often but now I see all the time.  

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I learned to baitcast 20+ years ago when there were very few lefties out there. I am right handed, so I cast and switch. I can't unlearn this. its like breathing.

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49 minutes ago, WRB said:

cast right handed and reel right handed baitcasting. Cast right handed reel left handed spinning, always have and always will. Also right handed and left eye dominate just to make things more interesting.

Same here.  When I first learned to use a baitcaster, there weren't many left hand crank models available and spinning reels with switchable cranks were just starting to get heavy on the market.

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1 hour ago, WRB said:

Don't get upset over things you can't control, it's good topic to revisit like so many others. No good deed goes unpunished.

Peace,

Tom

PS, cast right handed and reel right handed baitcasting. Cast right handed reel left handed spinning, always have and always will. Also right handed and left eye dominate just to make things more interesting.

thank you, Tom!

57 minutes ago, J Francho said:

Don't take it hard, it's just friendly joking.  We get one or two threads like this a week.  Every week, lol.  It's probably over on page two by now.  Same for things like Braid or mono, tie direct or leader, what is a do it all rod.  It's all good.  It let's different people answer each time.

thanks J!

1 hour ago, Todd2 said:

Right handed but reel left handed. Switched over a decade ago and haven't looked back. 

same here!

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We're still talking fishing, right? 😂

 

Cast R, Reel L, 

Almost ambidextrous.

Left eyed.

 

Hook sets are just better with my R.

 

.......don't be out off from some gentle ribbing.🥃

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I'm a righty. For BC and spinning I reel with my right hand. I cast with both depending on the situation and angle I need to make the cast at. But no matter which hand I'm "casting" with I always have the other hand on the but of the rod to cast. I feel like it gives me more leverage and control  than just using one arm. Most of my casting if I get to choose is done with my left, including pitching, so I don't have to switch hands to reel. 

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1 hour ago, flbassmaster said:

d**n my bad for not looking at the archives and making a double post. Everyone just criticizes. Jesus man. great group of guys let me tell you.

Cant even enjoy a forum. its sad man

I for one am not criticizing you.  This comes up about every week and I enjoy jumping in every time.   Hopefully one day  these hand switchers will realize the error of their ways. 🤪

 

I do admire these guys that can cast with either hand.   If I tried to cast with my left hand I think I would probably end up throwing the rod in the lake.

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