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just watched an episode of The Bass Pros. Edwin Evers mentioned that he uses a left hand reel for flipping so he does not have to change hands and a right hand reel for casting. Has anyone heard of this? Anyone do this? Thanks.

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No, I just buy a left hand reel for pitching.

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Ya alot of ppl do it. I seen some videos on youtube that talk about it too. It makes alot of sense.

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I'm shocked I have never heard of this before...

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I grew up using LH spinning reels (as opposed to most of my friends who had the RH spincast - the infamous Zebco Bullet comes to mind) so I use only LH casting reels. Why use anything that you have to switch hands with?

Although like 90% of the anglers I know use RH casting...

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oh btw since you're local and a revo fan, the GM in fredericksburg is supposed to be gettin 8 more of the 2009 revo premiers which are on sale for $129. Shipment will be there next thursday.

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I use RH reels for moving baits most of the time and use LH reels for pitching, flipping, and almost all bottom contact baits.  It's just more comfortable for me.

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My buddy does the same thing.  It drives me nuts.  I bought a lefty a few years ago to see if I could make the switch.  Nada.  I sold it.  I pitch with my left or right hand and cast with my right. It makes sense but some people are just clumsy like me.  Borrow one and try it for a whole day on the water.  You will know pretty quick if it's for you. ;)

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i think the first time i saw someone do that was several years ago in one of KVD's videos (pitchin to heavy hitters?)

i upgraded all of my old baitcast reels last year and went with lefty reels. i wont go back to switching hands. i can work the bait better when im holding the rod in my right hand.

being the genius that i am, i decided to switch after buying a righty curado 200e7. pm me if you want a good deal on a brand new reel.

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I just hold the rod in my left hand when I am pitchin' of flippin' and in my right hand when casting.

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I cast and pitch/flip with my right hand.  When casting,  I make the hand exchange and reel with my right hand.  When I pitch and flip,  the reel stays in my right hand and I reel with my left.

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i have been thinking abut going to lefty but the only reason is so that i wouldnt have to switch when i use my thumb on the spool  to reel in the slack line

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Other than the fact that not many reels are available in LH versions, I don't understand why more right handed people don't use a left hand reel.  They are all I use.  Too much time and slack available when switching hands IMO.

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There are TONS of reels that come in LH versions

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The first question you must ask yourself is: Do I want to palm the reel after the cast? When I cast with a baitcaster I cast with my right hand, and before I make my first crank of the handle I plam the reel with my left hand. Now that my left hand is now supporting the rod it is easy to start cranking with my right hand. The only advantage a left handed reel has is you can set the spool a bit faster if you get a bite as soon as your bait touches the water. But you will have to hold the trigger grip when fighting the fish not palming the reel. This may sound confusing but give it a try you will see what I'm talking about. When using a spinning outfit I don't/can't palm the reel, so casting with my right and cranking with my left comes natural. If I didn't like to palm a baitcaster I would only use lefthand reels.

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The first question you must ask yourself is: Do I want to palm the reel after the cast? When I cast with a baitcaster I cast with my right hand, and before I make my first crank of the handle I plam the reel with my left hand. Now that my left hand is now supporting the rod it is easy to start cranking with my right hand. The only advantage a left handed reel has is you can set the spool a bit faster if you get a bite as soon as your bait touches the water. But you will have to hold the trigger grip when fighting the fish not palming the reel. This may sound confusing but give it a try you will see what I'm talking about.

Nope. Palm the reel, and press the thumb bar with the heel of your thumb. Or, on the TD-X reels I use, the button is on the top, both easily accessed when palming.

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i have been flipping and pitching with a left handed reel since i learned how to fish. thats how my dad was so thats how he taught me now on all my other casting rods i use right handed reels. for some reason i feel more comfortable with a left handed reel when im flippin you never have to swap hands for no reason and it is very convenient for me i will never change

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If the bite that day is a quick bite when the bait hits the water, I just flip and pitch with the rod in my left arm already. If it's not, I pitch right handed. Easy enough.

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If the bite that day is a quick bite when the bait hits the water, I just flip and pitch with the rod in my left arm already. If it's not, I pitch right handed. Easy enough.

x2. Btw David-Hopefully shipping it out tommorow, pending baseball practice is cancelled ;D

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The first question you must ask yourself is: Do I want to palm the reel after the cast? When I cast with a baitcaster I cast with my right hand, and before I make my first crank of the handle I plam the reel with my left hand. Now that my left hand is now supporting the rod it is easy to start cranking with my right hand. The only advantage a left handed reel has is you can set the spool a bit faster if you get a bite as soon as your bait touches the water. But you will have to hold the trigger grip when fighting the fish not palming the reel. This may sound confusing but give it a try you will see what I'm talking about. When using a spinning outfit I don't/can't palm the reel, so casting with my right and cranking with my left comes natural. If I didn't like to palm a baitcaster I would only use lefthand reels.

I cast right and use only left handed reels. I almost always palm the reel. For me it is a seamless transition; when casting I have two fingers in front of the trigger, and as I engage the reel with my left hand I move my right hand slightly forward so that my ring finger is now in front of the trigger. I now have the reel in my palm. It's like thumbing the spool; do it enough times and it happens naturally.

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