Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

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Speaking of casting reels only... do you reel with your right or left hand?

I reel with my right hand
419
43%
I reel with my left hand
559
57%
 
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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by ppFishing » Thu Mar 31, 2011 3:06 am

For spinning reel anything goes. I fish w/ right and left depending on the setup. :lol:

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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by jwfflipper » Fri Apr 01, 2011 5:59 pm

Right handed but faster with my left! :big grin: :roll:

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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by GARRIGA » Sat Apr 02, 2011 6:43 am

I hope Shimano and Daiwa are listening. Seems like left hand is popular. Perhaps 5:1 left handed Shimanos are on the horizon and Daiwa releases lefties at the same time as their new right hand offerings. I haven't read the replies so this may have been said already. Sucks to have to wait or switch choices because the right (I mean left) choice isn't available.

For example, I've owned Shimano since I was a kid, was looking for a cranking reel in left hand and couldn't find one because the Curado is only right handed. Looked at other offerings and found the Crazy Cranker. In doing that, it opened my eyes to Daiwa, I now own a Pluton, Type R and Z2020H is on the way. The Crazy Cranker is next depending how much I like the Z, might get another Z with a lower gear in place of it. Had Shimano offered what I wanted, I may never have bothered with Daiwa. Ironically, for me, it worked out but I'm guessing Shimano has been somewhat short sided on their understanding of a left hand market. Why that is escapes my understanding.

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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by evergreener » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:12 am

dominant hand is right hand; reel with left. It just felt more natural to work on the rod no matter on lure presentation or fighting the fish with my right hand~ but I can and have done both~ 8-)

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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by Pauleye » Tue Apr 05, 2011 3:43 am

All my reels are lefty crank and I am a right-handed person. This includes all my saltwater conventional reels . . . . this option is an expensive one in the salt as only a few make lefty reels.

Let's face it, the rod should be in the dominant hand so lefty reels are "right" for most of us.

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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by Big Al » Sat Apr 09, 2011 8:09 am

I'm one of those dominant lefties (throws left) but do everything else right handed. I reel with my right hand, cast with my left. I say I am left handed but I bat right, eat right and write right. My dad is a true lefty.

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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by BASSLAYER » Sat Apr 09, 2011 12:59 pm

reel with the left.....
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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by Cracker » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:39 pm

I'm right handed, reel always with left hand, cast with right.

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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by ecu daniel 14 » Sun Apr 10, 2011 1:46 pm

Ill be honest here...when I first started using casting reels I used left hand retrieve, but after becoming more and more comfortable with them I believe right hand retrieve is more comfortable for me...I write, golf, play hockey, and fish right handed...I understand the "pointless hand switch" complaint because it does get slightly annoying at times...I just feel I get more leverage on the fish reeling with my dominant hand....however, I still reel lefty on all of my spinning set ups... 8-[
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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by Rubberdaddy » Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:17 pm

Naturally right handed reeling with the left. The more coordinated/powerful hand manipulates the rod which is more important to me than simply reeling

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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by nsfisher » Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:44 am

I to am right handed but reel with my left hand. If you are swithching hands when you cast it is probably because when you started fishing there were no left handed reels. :D If you are swithcing hands when you are casting there is a good chance that you have missed some opportunities to catch a nice fish right as your bait hits the water. Along with that if you don't switch hands your casts will be more accurate which as we all know can help you catch more fish.

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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by p4pfisherman » Thu Apr 14, 2011 5:08 am

I reel the correct way. :D

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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by NJ Jigman » Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:06 am

lefty but reel righty, i like having the rod positioned on my dominant hand

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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by Elpablo » Mon Apr 18, 2011 8:42 am

Normally i´m lefty but i fish with the right hand too :)

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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by ShoreBound » Sat Apr 23, 2011 4:23 am

Dominant right hand which I like to use to control the rod. Lefty reels for me. ;)

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