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Reel Handle Preference Poll - Spinning and Casting

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I prefer LH for both reel types, but can now fish "opposite" handed if I had to.

No need to explain why you prefer what you prefer unless you want to, as I am sure most of us have told to the point of nausea.  

However, I thought it would be interesting to see the break down for the members here. My guess is that option 3 is going to be the majority.

-ib

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Cast right handed and reel right handed regardless of the type of reel.

What's really odd is that I write left handed.  Just goes to show the power of learning a behavior.  I could probably get used to left handed reels, but it just feels off so why mess with it?

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I've never really given it much thought.

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LH for spinning exclusively. Baitcasters I use both.

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I cast with both hands and reel with my right foot. :)

Ronnie

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Poll is showing about half are LH spinning and RH casting. It's funny, but I always thought everyone fished that way until joining the forum and saw all of the varied approaches. I wonder if it has anything to do with how the reels are prep'd for sale. Seems that I can't recall ever seeing a LH caster or a RH spinning reel on the shelf.... Catalogs also seem to show reels in those orientations. (I'm a righty by teh way, except maybe for hockey)

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Im right handed..I cast right handed and reel left handed for both spinning and baitcasting...I like to control the pole with my right hand

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I'm left handed. cast both left and retreive both right.  My brother is left handed. cast bait caster left reels right, spinning reel casts right reels left............I don't know!

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LH only for both

Me too. I had the chance to cast a chronarch mg today and it casted extremely well but it was in RH retieve and I couldn't work that bait and reel w/ my RH to save my life.

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I voted both righty although it feels just as comfortable on a spinning rig with my left. Baitcasting im an exclusive righty.

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I voted right handed exclusively because I reel with my right hand ONLY.

I'm a right handed person but I believe I actually use a spinning rod/reel as if I was a lefty. For a spinning reel, I cast left handed and reel right handed.

A buddy of mine was the one got me into fishing and he's left handed. He loaned me a spinning rod of his to use and he had them all set up to reel right handed. I watched him cast so I could learn and he casted left and reeled right, so that's the way I learned to use one. He didn't tell me they could be switched and I didn't know until I had already gotten used to it. When I got my own rod later that summer I still used it the way I had learned from his rods. I remember when I first was casting the rod it felt wrong cause I was using my left hand but I got so used to it that I cannot do it with my right hand at all now.

Now a casting reel, I cast right handed and reel right handed also......yeah I switch hands after the cast.

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i checked right hand exclusivley.

the reason for this is because all of my reels are labeled right handed.

the only difference is that on a right handed spinning reel, the handle is on the left whereas a right handed casting reel has the handle on the right.

they are both technically right handed.

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