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My own odd fishing habit. Do I need to work to correct it?

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Hey guys,

The other day I sat down and looked at my hands when fishing.  It appears that I've developed a strange habit of cranking with my left hand when I'm working a spinning rig, and then if I swap over to a baitcaster,  I want to cast with my right arm, and then swap the rod to my left hand and crank with the right.

I picked up a left handed crank baitcaster the other day in a store, and it honestly felt odd to me.  Should I be looking into breaking myself of this habit, or should I just leave well enough alone?

Best,

Paul

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This is discussed over and over again....there's no set way you should fish.  To me left handed baitcasters feel awkward.  It's preference really

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Def no issues in how you fish I do the exact same. For some reason cranking a spinning rod holding the rod in my right hand with reeling on the left and then on baitcaster I cast with my right hand and then swap hands and retrieve with the right.

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Okay...We didn't let it run last week, so be quick! Two pages

and then you'll need to use the search function. Here's an

old thread I keep in my "Favorites" to get the ball rolling:

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1187794805

-Kent a.k.a. roadwarrior

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Hey guys,

The other day I sat down and looked at my hands when fishing.  It appears that I've developed a strange habit of cranking with my left hand when I'm working a spinning rig, and then if I swap over to a baitcaster,  I want to cast with my right arm, and then swap the rod to my left hand and crank with the right.

I picked up a left handed crank baitcaster the other day in a store, and it honestly felt odd to me.  Should I be looking into breaking myself of this habit, or should I just leave well enough alone?

Best,

Paul

Just be who you are, and, do what you do best when on the water..

Tight Lines!!!

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I just switched all my reels(bait casters) over to left handed models. It took a few hours to get used to it but i love them now!

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i only use one b/c at this point still.

it a really old ambassador that i use for live bait only in the salt (hence baitcaster, i wont get started.... i hate those things).

but it is in a left handed model.

just how i feel comfortable.

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Was getting worried we wouldn't see this this week

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I'm bisexual ambidextrous.  Because I can easily cast with either hand, I had special reels designed with the crank mounted on the top of the reel.  

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I'm bisexual ambidextrous. Because I can easily cast with either hand, I had special reels designed with the crank mounted on the top of the reel.

You owe me a Diet Dr Pepper...  :)

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I had special reels designed with the crank mounted on the top of the reel.

I could never get used to top mounted cranks so I had mine built on the bottom.  It gives me more leverage being lower on the rod for when I cast, hold the rod and crank all in the same hand.

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