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I just got a new bait caster and realized the reel is made so i use my right hand to real in but all of my spinning reels i did it with my left hand. Is there a way to switch it around because it didnt look like it was interchangable and i thought itd be much easier casting and stopping the line and reeling the other way.

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On some spinning reels the handle is interchangable, but I have never seen a baitcaster that is...

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Nope.

Baitcasters traditionally come with right-hand retrieve, but today most reels are offered right or left. However, baitcasters cannot be modified.

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ok. well roadwarrior im right handed, but i like to cast with my right arm, and when i do with my right arm i have to shift my hands everywhere. i didnt know if that was normal

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ok. well roadwarrior im right handed, but i like to cast with my right arm, and when i do with my right arm i have to shift my hands everywhere. i didnt know if that was normal

Alot of fisherman do that, it is not very uncommon. :P

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ok. well roadwarrior im right handed, but i like to cast with my right arm, and when i do with my right arm i have to shift my hands everywhere. i didnt know if that was normal

Once you get use to it, you won't even think about it.

Otherwise, you'll need to get a different reel.

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ok. well roadwarrior im right handed, but i like to cast with my right arm, and when i do with my right arm i have to shift my hands everywhere. i didnt know if that was normal

It sounds like you are left-handed.  I once, too fished with a left-handed baitcaster (that you casted right-handed and reeled with your left).  I did this untill finding a great deal on a right-hander and after some time now fish well with either hand.  Give it some time and you'll be able fish right-handed well.  

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I just got a new bait caster and realized the reel is made so i use my right hand to real in but all of my spinning reels i did it with my left hand. Is there a way to switch it around because it didnt look like it was interchangable and i thought itd be much easier casting and stopping the line and reeling the other way.

Yep dont worry about it thats how I do it too. But only cause I dont like the feel of a left handed baitcaster for some reason? You might want to just go to a tackle shop and see what your preference is.

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ok. well roadwarrior im right handed, but i like to cast with my right arm, and when i do with my right arm i have to shift my hands everywhere. i didnt know if that was normal

Being that you are probably accustomed to having the crank on the left side, I strongly recommend that you return and exchange it for a left hand version. It will never ever feel "right" to you without a lot of reprogramming. Take from someone who did the same thing buying his first bc reel with a rh handle.

As already mentioned, the handle is not interchangeable.

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Being that you are probably accustomed to having the crank on the left side, I strongly recommend that you return and exchange it for a left hand version. It will never ever feel "right" to you without a lot of reprogramming.  Take from someone who did the same thing buying his first bc reel with a rh handle.

As already mentioned, the handle is not interchangeable.

Like he said, there are not good reasons to change hands while your lure is flying.

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ok. well roadwarrior im right handed, but i like to cast with my right arm, and when i do with my right arm i have to shift my hands everywhere. i didnt know if that was normal

Being that you are probably accustomed to having the crank on the left side, I strongly recommend that you return and exchange it for a left hand version. It will never ever feel "right" to you without a lot of reprogramming. Take from someone who did the same thing buying his first bc reel with a rh handle.

As already mentioned, the handle is not interchangeable.

i agree 100 ... how will you learn to cast that thing if it feels awkward ???

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i cast the same way as the other pole i just reel in different. im not going to take it back or anything. I just move my hand from the spool of line to the reel after i cast

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I think one reason alot of us that cast it right handed then switch to reel it right is cause we are right handed. Why not do both with your dominate side? For some reason reeling a baitcaster just never felt comfortable reeling lefty for me. I switch hands just before the lure hits the water and it doesnt hamper me one bit, even with buzzbaits I can get them going as soon as it hits the water. Just do what you are most comfortable with. But if you havent picked up a lefty yet you should at least feel what its like before you make a choice. They just dont feel right to me and never did???

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