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HOW MANY RIGHTYS THROW A LEFT RETRIEVE REEL?

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If you think about it,it makes sense to use a left retrieve being "right handed" because the rod is in your right hand and handling the fish with your "good" hand is to your benefit.Plus,you have better sense of feeling with the hand you use most...and when you cast,you dont have to switch the rod between hands and across your body to start your retrieve

.However.....I grew up using my dads right handed reels (casting) and tried to make the switch to the lefty's.It was very hard to get use to.I couldnt do it although it makes alot of sense.

Another thing-think of itthis way...a little off topic but I played baseball and ice hockey for many years.I throw with my right hand but I bat left and play hockey with a left handed stick(which is curved to the right).If you think about it,when batting right handed,you are actually on the left side of the plate.From the pitchers mound,you are on the right of the plate but from where you bat,you are on the left.And if you've ever played hockey you will notice that 80% of stick control comes from the hand that is on top of the stick.....and when shooting left handed,you're right hand is on the end of the stick,with most of the control.Think about it....and good luck making the switch,its tougher than you think.

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My future father-in-law bought me a lefty for x-mas.  I only use it for flipping and pitching.  I'm getting used to it although it feels funny when I reel.  I just hope I don't lose any big fish before I get comfortable with it.  My hook set seems different with a lefty.  

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I grew up fishing in England where every righty reels lefty. I was bemused when I saw people casting and then switching hands to reel in. Crazy Yanks!

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I am left handed and use all right handed reels.

It started because when I was little it was tough to find left handed reels. So basically I grew up using right handed reels.

JT Bagwell

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I am a righty, but I reel with my left hand. If you have alot of free time you can learn to cast with your left hand and reel with your right.

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I was the same way growing up with sports Fivebass.  When I was young all we had in our home was spinning reels. So, of course I learned to reel lefty.Only natural! Just like baseball...if you throw righty, then u catch with your left. I couldn't cast lefty if I tried!  I would look like a sissy. ;D

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Im right handed and I always use lefty reels.  I grew up using open faced spinning reels made for lefties so thats just what feels more comfortable.  I cant hardly find a baitcasting reel that is lefty so i have to switch, it feels different at first but eventually you get used to it.

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      you know its funny that i throw with my left hand,{if i try to throw with my right hand, the bait might end up in china}, but i can retrive with either hand with no problem. this way i can use either a lefty or a righty ,but i am more prone to use a left hand retrive.  i know that there are a lot of right handed retrive reels on the market ,why not left handed? ever time i go into a walley world i have to order a left handed model. dont figure does it.  got to run   catbird48

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 This one is touchy for me.  I'm right handed so I've always casted rt. and did the changeover.  Last summer, I buy a lefty Curado thinkin efficiency. The problem was I never used a baitcaster before so that was aggravating enough just to learn.  Then, I struggle to get my left to crank well.  I lose fish cause slack will get in the line.  I've since got a Citica righty and it is much easier to use but the Curado collects dust.  This is a shame cause the Curado cost me a bit for it not to get used much.  Not to mention the fine qualities inherent in a Curado.

 A shoulder injury (right) is forcing me to cast more left handed so I'm not switching hands after the cast all the time.  I'm getting better throwing with the left so thats cool but I stilll have to use the right for accuracy.  Sure wish I could use that Curado more often though.

 Fatz

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   fatbass if you get tired of the curado let me know maybe ill take it off your hands for a good price.   got to run    catbird 48

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I have a lefty on my flippin stick. It comes in handy for those quick bites. No more missed fish during the switch.

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I am an ambifisher... I learned to reel with both hands.  i am right handed so i cast with my right.  I thinks its more annoying to switch hands every cast than to take and hour and learn how to reel with your left.

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I've always used left-handed retrieve reels.  It can be kind of a pain in the rear end trying to find them though.  Being right-handed, its just always seemed more comfortable and efficient to fight with my right arm than my left.  

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I tried to switch over last year and gave up.  The switch felt unnatural and uncomfortable.  And the low profile baitcasters allow you to swallow up the entire reel with your right hand so you can get a better feel of the bait.  But good luck in trying.  I hope you are more successful than I was.

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I cast with both hands, left retrieve for spinning reels, right retrieve for baitcasting rigs.  I'm ambidextrous, so I 've never really thought much about it.  I seems that most spinning reels can be switched from left to right retrieve and I think the casting reels I use can be ordered with left hand retrieve if that's your preference. Don't make it so complicated, use the retrieve you're comfortable with.

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Riverhawg

     I'm a righty that uses left hand reels.Don't

know about switching never used right hand reel.

Have more strength in right side to hold pole and bring in the big ones.I also cast with right arm and do not like to take time to switch pole over.Good Luck! :)

                          sinker48

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