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#12483848 - 10/29/17 11:04 PM Why Left Hand Baitcaster
cope102 Offline
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#12484261 - 10/30/17 10:05 AM Re: Why Left Hand Baitcaster [Re: cope102]
Laker One Offline
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Registered: 07/03/11
Posts: 12192
Loc: San Antonio TX
Sorry about your loss! As for the video with Left Hand Baitcaster. Interesting and enjoyable. Good information.

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#12484325 - 10/30/17 10:18 AM Re: Why Left Hand Baitcaster [Re: cope102]
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Registered: 02/25/15
Posts: 2167
Loc: Magnolia, TX
I use right hand reels.... but the rod never leaves my left hand. So, I don't need a left hand reel to avoid the hand switch.

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#12485132 - 10/30/17 09:08 PM Re: Why Left Hand Baitcaster [Re: cope102]
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Registered: 07/12/10
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Loc: Universal City Tx.
I am left handed and do not have the problems. Good advice on the video and thanks as always for posting. thumb
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#12487116 - 11/01/17 05:05 AM Re: Why Left Hand Baitcaster [Re: cope102]
cope102 Offline
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Thanks Guys!

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#12487172 - 11/01/17 06:52 AM Re: Why Left Hand Baitcaster [Re: cope102]
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Registered: 04/30/17
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Great things about being a lefty growing up in a right handed world. I cast with my left and reel with my right.

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#12487201 - 11/01/17 07:24 AM Re: Why Left Hand Baitcaster [Re: cope102]
just plain bill Offline
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Registered: 01/09/11
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Loc: austin area
Hmm...i usespinning gear exclusively. ..am righty...I cast with right hand...as lure is flying, I switch rod to left...when lure is 3ft from hitting water, I close bale...rod stays in left while right is cranking...i am right handed...so far so good, lol


Edited by just plain bill (11/01/17 07:25 AM)

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#12487446 - 11/01/17 09:34 AM Re: Why Left Hand Baitcaster [Re: cope102]
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My spinning reels crank from the left side; bait casters cra k from the right side

I cast right handed and switch the rod as needed.

I never worried about the split second it takes to swap hands.

I am right handed and cranking the bait caster with my left hand seems awkward,
cranking the spinning reel right handed seems awkward.

The reason: its the way I was taught and learned how to cast.

The reasoning for switching to left hand bait caster is sound,but in practice would be very difficult to change after 60 years of learning how to cast.
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#12489042 - 11/02/17 09:22 AM Re: Why Left Hand Baitcaster [Re: cope102]
Gitter Done Offline
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Registered: 02/06/07
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I have always used a spinning reel but on occasions have used bait casters. Informative video.

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#12489140 - 11/02/17 10:26 AM Re: Why Left Hand Baitcaster [Re: cope102]
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Registered: 02/05/06
Posts: 1475
Loc: Farmers Branch/Sulphur Bluff
I am right handed and cast with my right hand, reel spinning reels with left hand and bait casters with right hand BUT I recently started carrying a left handed bait caster with me mostly for when I am cranking a lot of deep divers and my right hand needs a break. Since I am used to reeling a spinning reel left handed and cast with my right it is not that big of a change.

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#12493419 - 11/05/17 06:23 PM Re: Why Left Hand Baitcaster [Re: cope102]
cope102 Offline
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Registered: 05/09/15
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I feel its really a preference of what you are most comfortable for most. Thank you all for watching!

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#12493708 - 11/05/17 09:17 PM Re: Why Left Hand Baitcaster [Re: cope102]
cwil Online   content
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Registered: 03/17/09
Posts: 238
Loc: NRH, TX
I have a box full of right hand baitcasters in my garage storage and a rod locker in my boat full of left hand baitcasters on rods I use. I am right handed and I choose lefties for probably a couple reasons. I grew up using spinning reels with the crank on the left, It feels just natural to me to use my rods this way. Also the switching my rod back and forth seems clumsy and totally unnecessary. Just use whatever feels the best to you.

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