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Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? #12575195
01/12/18 02:59 PM
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Why does this not make sense to me?


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Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12575203
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Many spinning reels are reversible. When I use one, and I try not to have to, I use a right-handed one.

Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12575207
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spinning reels are reversible. easy.


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Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12575239
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It's kind of like casting with the rod in right hand but then switching it over to your left hand so that you can reel right handed.

Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12575244
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Thats how i do it. Once i got used to left hand spinning retrieve, going right hand felt foreign. Don’t think i could ever get used to lefty baitcasters either.

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Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12575330
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Many of us older guys grew up in a time when bait casters were almost impossible for a young beginner to learn to fish with. This left something like a zebco spincast or a spinning rod to learn with. Most used the spincast to start but graduated to the spinning reel shortly afterwards.
Back then it seems that the vast majority of spinning reels were a left hand retrieve. Thats what stuck with most of us "seasoned" guys.




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Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: GriddleGrizzly] #12575350
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Originally Posted By: GriddleGrizzly
Thats how i do it. Once i got used to left hand spinning retrieve, going right hand felt foreign. Don’t think i could ever get used to lefty baitcasters either.


Same deal here, I can use a lefty baitcaster but feels weird from most techniques, cannot reel spinning right handed its a total cluster.

Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12575368
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My grandfather got me started using left handed baitcasters. I am right handed, but now it feels odd using a right handed reel. For pitching and flipping, I think it helps me keep better contact with the lure. Try it sometime, you might like it.

Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12575392
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I am right everything but I cannot cast with my right hand which is good I think because I don't have to switch hands to retrieve. I have to switch my spinning reels over to right hand retrieve because there is just no coordination trying to retrieve left handed..

Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12575496
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I'm right hand dominant, but can use either hand. Just always reeled right handed with a baitcaster and lefty with a spinning reel.


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Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12575508
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I never got into the handle being on the left side of a spinning reel. I'm right handed, so the handle is on the right for me. Same deal as flipping, I've never had a time where I've "missed" a fish just because I had to switch hands before setting the hook. Different strokes for different folks

Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12575535
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I've always wondered why I use right handed baitcasters but don't use spincast reels.

Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12575556
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I am Similar toTom...

Right hand dominant, fairly ambidextrous. However, fine motor skill at me wrist is more attuned on my left hand. That's the clarinet curse!

I reel right on baitcasters for better bait control, and hook sets. I have done it both sides with spinning gear, but am back to reeling right.


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Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: Fish AKA Jerry] #12575631
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Originally Posted By: Fish AKA Jerry
Many of us older guys grew up in a time when bait casters were almost impossible for a young beginner to learn to fish with. This left something like a zebco spincast or a spinning rod to learn with. Most used the spincast to start but graduated to the spinning reel shortly afterwards.
Back then it seems that the vast majority of spinning reels were a left hand retrieve. Thats what stuck with most of us "seasoned" guys.

I started fishing with spinning gear in the late 1950's. Never saw anything but left handed spinning reels. On bait casters, I threw with right arm and reeled with the right hand. For the last decade or so, I've bought left handed baitcasters and put the spinning reel handle on the left side. Let's me cast with stronger arm and not have to switch hands for the rod.


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Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12575642
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All my spinning reels Use em left handed, and my bait casters I use right handed it’s the way I learned.... I found a left handed bait caster, and I use it on my jerk bait rod. It was a little strange at first, but I got use to it after a couple of trips.


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Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12576041
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No one has or ever will be able to explain this. It's been written about many, many, many times. It's just what some people do.


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Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12576059
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Can't do it...I switch all spinning reel handles to the right side. I'm left-handed, too...cast left, reel right...guess I'm just a weirdo.


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Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12576067
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You will do yourself a favor if you learn to use alternate hands for bait cast vs spinning or better yet become proficient at both with either hands. Reduces the repetitive trauma that can catch up with you in a few or many years depending upon your heredity, work activity, hobbies, and the frequency and duration of your fishing trips especially during cold months.


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95% of mine are left handed reels.....fixed spool and baitcasters. It's how my daddy taught me. I'm right handed. He said cast, flip, pitch with your right hand and have your left hand on the reel and ready to set the hook and wind. He said switching hands with the rod is a good way to miss a fish.

So I've always just kinda done it that way. My right handed reels are for cranking only.


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Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: Scoundrel] #12576079
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Originally Posted By: Scoundrel
You will do yourself a favor if you learn to use alternate hands for bait cast vs spinning or better yet become proficient at both with either hands. Reduces the repetitive trauma that can catch up with you in a few or many years depending upon your heredity, work activity, hobbies, and the frequency and duration of your fishing trips especially during cold months.


This is true.

I just had a $28k surgery on my right hand from flipping and casting too often.


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Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: SteezMacQueen] #12576144
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Originally Posted By: SteezMacQueen
Originally Posted By: Scoundrel
You will do yourself a favor if you learn to use alternate hands for bait cast vs spinning or better yet become proficient at both with either hands. Reduces the repetitive trauma that can catch up with you in a few or many years depending upon your heredity, work activity, hobbies, and the frequency and duration of your fishing trips especially during cold months.


This is true.

I just had a $28k surgery on my right hand from flipping and casting too often.


No surgery for me but went through 6 weeks of rehab for tennis elbow from flipping with a 7'6 heavy action rod and a 1 oz bullet weight on the end of it. I'm slowly learning how to cast with both hands and it ain't easy.


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Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12576561
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That is just the way it is supposed to be


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Re: Right Hand Crank Bait Casting but Left Hand Spinning? [Re: COWBOYSFAN008] #12577148
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I am left handed and I reel with my right hand on bait casters as well as spinning reels, that is when I do use a spinning reel. I like bait casters way better than spinning.

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Get the LH Reels and get used to them and you will never look back at a RH Reel.

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