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I'm definitely a right cast/left reel guy. I tried to convince the GF this was the best way but she insisted on doing the right/right switch hands thing. Well, guess what? I have 1 less rod and reel than I used to now.
End of July we were fishing red salmon and she hooked a fish and as she went to switch hands, it made a run and the rod went flying out of her hands, never to be seen again.


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Probably 75% of my fishing is with spinning reels. I'm right handed and reel left. I want my dominant hand handling the rod to set the hook and fight the fish. Same way with the fly rod.

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Originally Posted by Springcove
Originally Posted by Beretta_Shooter916
Im right handed

Cast right, reel left.

That goes for everything- fly fishing, spinning, bait caster



This^^^^^^


Same


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Originally Posted by eaglemountainman
Originally Posted by Springcove
Originally Posted by Beretta_Shooter916
Im right handed

Cast right, reel left.

That goes for everything- fly fishing, spinning, bait caster

This^^^^^^

Same
Likewise. It just never made sense to me to see someone cast with their strong arm and then switch hands to use the reel. For most fish it doesn't matter, based on their size, it just makes sense to cast with your strong arm and fight using leverage with our strong arm.


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Reel and handle line with the left on trout rods.

Depending on wind direction I'll cast with either hand on top with my two handed spey rods. Wind those too with the left hand.


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Originally Posted by Beretta_Shooter916
Im right handed

Cast right, reel left.

That goes for everything- fly fishing, spinning, bait caster

Same here.


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All the old timers that taught me used their right hand to play the fish and reel. Worked for them, works for me.


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Originally Posted by gnoahhh
Right handed, reel with my right hand. To do otherwise feels totally foreign.
Because it is, by gosh!


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Right handed, cast RH, and reel LH.

Been doing that for as long as I can remember...

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