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Which hand is your dominant? Which reel retrieve do you prefer and why?

I'm a righty, but a switch-hitter depending on technique:

Crankin/Finese/Some Topwaters - LH (better wrist action with righty)

Spinnerbaits/Plastics/Some Topwaters - RH (more power when retrieving)

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i cast with my right arm. i used a righty reel for about 15yrs.

a couple yrs ago i borrowed a lefty reel and fished the whole day with it. havent used a righty since.

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I am just as comfortable with both. I have leftys and rightys...makes no difference to me.

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lol , this topic does come up alot.

im right handed. cast right , reel left. ive only held RH reels and i couldnt imagine fishing with one. having to switch hands after each cast kinda turns me off. i would like to be able to use both...maybe one of those nifty procasters will fit the bill...

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I cast with my right arm,reel with my left hand.Just the way I do it. :(

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Right handed, cast right handed & reel left handed.

Only time I would use a reel with the crank on the right is off-shore fishing where casting is not involved.

And yes I have caught the 350# Blue Marlin and the 85# Cobia, 22# Pensacola red snapper, 185# Warsaw Grouper etc etc. Ran Charter boats & Private yachts for 21 yrs from Boston to Argentina, Gulf of Mexico, Bahamas, VI, Puerto Rico, Venezuela Ad nauseam.

Personally ya gotta do what is right for you.

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Right-handed, cast right-handed, use right-handed casting reels and left-handed spinning reels.   Fished with a left hand reel a few weeks ago, it feels awkward but could really see the benifit for me, I have a very weak hookset.  I'm not gonna switch all 18 of my reels for lefties but I see the advantage for some.

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RH, use LH spinning and RH for BC's. However, I just picked up my first LH baitcaster and get to give it the trial run tmw. Hopefully I didn't make a mistake with the new LH reel.

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Cast with right hand, But i've mastered the art of switching hands during the cast. Then I reel with my right hand, left hand palming the reel. I store fished lefties but it just felt awkward.

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I cast with my right hand and retrieve with my right hand with both spinning and casting reels.

Switching hands after casting doesn't really bother me much.

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I cast with my right hand and retrieve with my right hand with both spinning and casting reels.

Switching hands after casting doesn't really bother me much.

Yep, that

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Is it a comfort, power, control or some other reason as to why you fish the way you do?

Mine is power/control. Certain techniques I want more power in my hookset, other techniques I want more control in my presentation.

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It's a comfort, power, and control thing for me.

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casting: righty

spinning: lefty

I never cast with one hand unless i'm pitching either. i swing like i'm swinging a baseball bat. or an ax if it's an overhead cast

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I cast with my right, and all my reels (baitcast, spinning, fly cast) have right hand retrieve. Just my preference.

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I just picked up my first LH baitcaster and get to give it the trial run tmw. Hopefully I didn't make a mistake with the new LH reel.

Took out my new LH Curado today for the first time and I have to say that it felt a bit awkward compared to using RH BC's. I assume that it will start to feel more "normal" after a couple more trips, otherwise that puppy may end up in the flea market.

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