Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Reels are the hottest topic for TackleTour. Everyone wants to know what the latest and greatest is and how they compare to the old guard. What's the best for light stuff, or what's your suggestion for heavy cover. Do we really need different retrieve ratios? It's all in here.

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

I reel with my right hand
400
43%
I reel with my left hand
525
57%
 
Total votes: 925

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

Postby Colorado » Sun Aug 13, 2017 6:52 pm

Left dominate
Reel right

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

Postby ctm23 » Wed Sep 13, 2017 4:09 pm

BC- right
SR- left

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

Postby Hallman » Wed Oct 25, 2017 12:23 pm

I am right hand dominate and use right hand BC reels. I don't really know why other than the fact that I learned that way. Maybe I should try a left hand reel because it does make more sense that way.

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

Postby djd » Wed Dec 13, 2017 12:37 pm

Reel with my left hand, rod in my power hand!

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

Postby SteveSchmelzle » Thu Dec 21, 2017 4:16 pm

not worth it for Shimano (tooling costs apparently) to make left handed reels in all their models?

I guess this site is not indicative of Shimano's target market.....
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1-2%

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

Postby Dominikk85 » Wed Jan 24, 2018 2:39 pm

I'm a lefty who throws right and reels left:). I'm from Germany and here it is common to throw right and reel left. But my first reel was left handle because there was nothing else available so I learned to cast with the wrong hand. I cast quite well with my off hand, maybe I should learn to cast with my dominant hand too to have an advantage in heavy covered small streams.


Fly rod I cast with the left hand.

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

Postby Yellafella » Fri Feb 09, 2018 1:55 am

I must say I'm surprised by the results of the attached survey.

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

Postby jbrew73 » Sun Mar 04, 2018 5:51 am

Left hand dominate/reel right

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

Postby Johnbt » Tue Mar 06, 2018 3:47 pm

Cast with right.
Reel with left.

I began fishing with casting reels in the '50s and never liked having to switch hands to reel.

Fwiw, my father was also righthanded, but batted lefty and golfed lefty.

When I played golf I used righthanded clubs, but putted from the left usually.

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

Postby bpettus2 » Wed Aug 01, 2018 8:27 am

Righty

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

Postby btoups » Tue Aug 21, 2018 9:53 am

I’m right handed.

Cast mainly with left and reel with right.


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