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

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:49 am
by Lafayette
I have the impression shimano propose all or almost all its casting reels in left retrieve, no?

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

Posted: Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:25 am
by ccass
Lafayette wrote:I have the impression shimano propose all or almost all its casting reels in left retrieve, no?


Off the top of my head, the 14 Conquest and the 12 Antares offer a 5.x ratio in left.

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

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:27 am
by SteveSchmelzle
Lafayette wrote:I have the impression shimano propose all or almost all its casting reels in left retrieve, no?


no.

unfortunately not.

in fact its rare for any shimano release to contain a full line of left handed reels.

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

Posted: Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:34 pm
by Lafayette
It is not my impression but it is probably because I live in France where 95% of anglers use left hand reel baitcasters.

Maybe shimano don t release the left hand models in the Us because most of american anglers are supposed to prefer right hand retrieve.

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

Posted: Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:59 am
by Tom G
Left handed, but all my reels are rightys. Spinning reels, too. It just is more comfortable.

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

Posted: Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:58 am
by Lefty3244
Baitcast and spinning I throw left and reel right. Fly rod I throw right and reel left. Makes no sense to me either but just feels right.

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

Posted: Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:41 pm
by Hanover
Right handed

Reel in left hand. Rod in right.

For spinning, bait cast, and fly fishing.

Strange that I can't do anything else that requires coordination with my left hand worth a darn.......

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

Posted: Wed May 03, 2017 2:12 am
by gailt
Right hand looks like that's in the miniority

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

Posted: Sat May 13, 2017 1:11 am
by gailt
Right handed,all of my reels are right handed,I'm just to old to learn to reel left handed even though it seems more efficent,and not to mention having to replacing all my right handed reels that woul be a daunting task.

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

Posted: Mon Jul 03, 2017 7:07 pm
by fffishing
I'm fishing with both hands.. Maybe a little bit more comfortable keep the rod in right hand,but when "fish on",doesn't matter :mrgreen:

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

Posted: Fri Jul 07, 2017 8:10 am
by IL Basser
Well my experiances has been that i fish with my spinning reels retrieving with my left hand. After buying some expensive baitcasters in right hand retrieve, I decided to try a cheap left hand to see if I liked it.......... I now am on my last Quantum Exo PT im trying to trade for a left hand retrieve because it has been much much better over all control.

Lefty for life now.

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

Posted: Sat Jul 08, 2017 4:48 pm
by fffishing
IL Basser wrote:Well my experiances has been that i fish with my spinning reels retrieving with my left hand. After buying some expensive baitcasters in right hand retrieve, I decided to try a cheap left hand to see if I liked it.......... I now am on my last Quantum Exo PT im trying to trade for a left hand retrieve because it has been much much better over all control.

Lefty for life now.

If you're really want it,you can do! Of course,it's not easy and feel like you learn to walk again :) ...But it's good for long time fishing.-you can change hand when tired,and don't need to looking just left-hand reel :mrgreen:
Take to fishing only right-hand reel,and at the end of day you will see!

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

Posted: Sun Jul 09, 2017 6:32 pm
by IL Basser
fffishing wrote:
IL Basser wrote:Well my experiances has been that i fish with my spinning reels retrieving with my left hand. After buying some expensive baitcasters in right hand retrieve, I decided to try a cheap left hand to see if I liked it.......... I now am on my last Quantum Exo PT im trying to trade for a left hand retrieve because it has been much much better over all control.

Lefty for life now.

If you're really want it,you can do! Of course,it's not easy and feel like you learn to walk again :) ...But it's good for long time fishing.-you can change hand when tired,and don't need to looking just left-hand reel :mrgreen:
Take to fishing only right-hand reel,and at the end of day you will see!


I did that to day at the Mazonia Lakes today but I just cant get action right on my lures with my left hand as good. I love the reel and can cast very accurately but i just cant stand it! lol. Also fishing went horrible today for everyone on the lakes we hit. Not one person came off the lake with any keepers or well enough to justify keeping the couple they did. water was almost 90 degrees and clear water down to about 20 ft. Cats were out sun bathing and fun to watch but they were even eating.

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

Posted: Mon Jul 10, 2017 5:04 pm
by fffishing
I had same problem at beginning ,it was hard to give a right play to jerks :doh: ,but I didn't quit... slowly ,day after day...It's start working! Of course, animation with right is better! But now I can fishing righthand reel too and I see,where to move my education! It's like when you learn foreign language ,-start with little,and go more and more after.
Don't quit! You'll see the different!
Good luck! :)

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

Posted: Fri Aug 11, 2017 11:58 pm
by swoffer
largely ambidextrous