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I cast with my right, reel with my left. Just like a spinning rig. I'm right-handed also.

me too.

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I cast with my right, reel with my left. Just like a spinning rig. I'm right-handed also.

+1

I grew up fishing open face reels (walleye and pike, etc.) and we always reeled our open face (spinning reel) reels with out left hands (we are right handed).  So, when I switched to the baitcaster, I kept it that way. I cant figure out why everyone that reels left handed with open face reels their baitcasters with right hand.  Not to mention that if you cast with your right, you have to switch the pole over to your left hand to reel with the right.  Why not just stick with the left handed  reel????   Your guess is as good as mine.  I will say it does seem to be to your advantage to reel with the right when it comes to buying reels.  You often have more models to choose from.  I was considering a shimano curado recently and realized that there were certain gear ratios that did not come with the 200 size frame L handed but did with right.  

Whatever.....I'll just keep reelin with my left!  Good luck bro..

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I'm right handed and I cast with my right, with my right hand on the reel, and I reel with my right. I think I'm backwards but it's what I'm used to.

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I cast with my right, reel with my left. Just like a spinning rig. I'm right-handed also.

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"I'm right handed and I cast with my right, with my right hand on the reel, and I reel with my right. I think I'm backwards but it's what I'm used to. "

No worries,  comes down to however you are most comfortable

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I cast with my right, reel with my left. Just like a spinning rig. I'm right-handed also.

Same here. It is easier than constantly switching reeling hands.

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If someone can win over 3 million $$, and switch hands........Yeah I'm OK with switching hands and doing what feels comfortable.

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I cast with whatever hand I need to based on boat position and where I want to cast.  I always cast with 2 hands, but I always reel with the right one.

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I'm a righty, reel with my left in spinning, baitcaster and fly reels. No needs to change hands.

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I cast with the rod in my right hand and reel with my right hand. For those who cast right and reel left and say you don't have to switch hands that way, how do you hold your rod/reel during the retrieve? Reason I ask is that I do not hold my rod the same way when I cast as I do during the retrieve. With a right handed crank reel I cast right, then transfer the rod and reel to my left hand for palming. If I was using a left reel, I would cast right, then change hands to my left so I could reposition my right hand to palm the reel. So basically with a right reel I am only switching once, but with a left reel I would be switching twice.

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I'm right handed, but can cast with either hand. I usually cast with my right, and reel with my right, even with my spinning reels.

IMHO, it's no big deal to switch hands on a BC rig since I palm the reel and would have to change hand position anyway.

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Same question again ?  :-?

Ok, I cast right and reel in right.

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I cast with my right hand and reel with my left (both spinning and baitcasters).

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Same question again ? :-?

Ok, I cast right and reel in right.

It does seem to pop up every couple months or so, doesn't it?  :D

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Southpaw here- I cast with my left and reel with my right.

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Same here.. :D

I cast with my right hand and reel with my left (both spinning and baitcasters).

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I am right handed, cast my baitcaster with my right hand and reel with my left.  I don't palm my reel so I don't have to switch twice.

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I cast with my right and reel with my right.....I also switch all my spinning reels to right hand retrieve its just whats comfortable to me....i am right handed

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Cast with my right, switch to my left, then reel with my right.  Tried doing the left hand retrieve with a BC, and for me, just did not feel right aven though I retrienve left handed with spinning and fly rods.

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