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Do you pitch/flip right or left handed?

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I can flip/pitch with both but I am most accurate with my right.

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I hold the rod in my right hand all the time, all my reels are left handed, no switching from hand to hand.

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i too have always used my right hand, then switched to my left hand to reel on the right hand side.  I'm just starting to practice with my left hand, so i don't have to switch.

Jason

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I'm a lefty. But like, do you have to have a baitcaster to flip/pitch? I don't know why you guys use it, but i can basically do anything a baitcaster can with a spinning reel.

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Rod in left, reel with right... no changing or switching.  The only time the rod leaves my left hand is when I pick up a spinning rod.

If you are switching back and forth you should at least consider learning to cast/flip/pitch without changing hands.  It's more efficient and there will be times, even if only a few, that you will miss fish in your transition.

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Ya I like to go both ways.........Larry Nixon switches hands so does Clunn,Denny makes a big deal about not switching..........for me the most  important things is look at your target and throw it in there. Look at your next target and throw it in there.

Garnet

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I am right handed but i put my rod in right hand and reel with left hand - all lefty reels for everything - since my right arm is my dominant arm.

Jolly

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I use my left put it is my dominant arm so it just come natural.  I have started to practice with my right because some times I have seen places where it would work better.

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I make long casts and regular casts with my right arm and switch to my left hand when reeling.

For flippin and pitching I use my left arm and have no troubles(I'm sort of ambidextrous...use my left hand for most things other than sports)

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Left handed reel is a great tool to use here if you use your right hand for casting. Takes a bit getting used to but eliminates any time/consistancy lost switching hands.

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I'm a lefty. But like, do you have to have a baitcaster to flip/pitch? I don't know why you guys use it, but i can basically do anything a baitcaster can with a spinning reel.

do you have to have a baitcaster to flip/pitch?  No, it is possible to flip/pitch with spinning, but, casting reels are more suited to handle heavier lines which are commonly used for this technique. Flipping is pretty easy to learn, pitching is a little more difficult, but once you learn to do it with casting I think you will see that casting gear (over spinning) makes the technique a little smoother and easier.

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I'm a southpaw so the rod is always in my left hand anyway. Only flipping I do around these parts is when I'm practicing in the driveway. ;D

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Pitch and flip right handed, but use left handed reel.  I switched several years ago, because I missed a few fish in that brief time it took to switch hands.  Most of my reels are right handed except my flipping, soft plastic, and spinning.  I tried flipping left handed and hit everything but the water ;D

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I'm a lefty. But like, do you have to have a baitcaster to flip/pitch? I don't know why you guys use it, but i can basically do anything a baitcaster can with a spinning reel.

do you have to have a baitcaster to flip/pitch?  No, it is possible to flip/pitch with spinning, but, casting reels are more suited to handle heavier lines which are commonly used for this technique.  

Disclaimer: I have only recently started using/practicing this technique. But I have been practicing with both spinning and baitcasting reels, and each seems to have its advantages. Part of it is the old backlash issue. If, like me, you're also fairly new to baitcasters, you can easily get overruns pitching, so just as you need to practice casting with this type of reel to prevent backlashes, you'll need to do the same pitching with a baitcaster. Pitching with a spinning reel seems a bit more awkward because you have to use your free hand to stop your line instead of just your thumb. But I don't see that as much of obstacle to pitching with a spinning reel, especially with lighter jigs or weightless plastic presentations.

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I have rigs set up both ways and use each. I am pretty comfortable either way on most things---somewhat ambidextrous. Normally, I like to pitch left-handed (right-handed reel) and flip with the right hand (w/left-handed reel).  Sometimes it just depends on which shoulder is hurting that day.

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I'm right handed but flip with my left , but i can't get as must distance pitching with my left so i pitch right handed .

It may pay off for the pros to not pitch with the hand they reel with but at my level of fishing i don't see much advantage .

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I can pitch with both hands it takes a little time to learn to do it but it is worth it because there will be a situation where it is needed.

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I hold the rod in my right hand and switch. I have never lost a fish as a result. Even the times when the strike came as soon as the bait hit the water, I was still able to set the hook. My problem is, I am completely right handed, I can't do anything with my left.

Ronnie

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