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
410
43%
I reel with my left hand
548
57%
 
Total votes: 958

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

Post by Dam0007 » Sun Dec 30, 2018 9:40 pm

Righty, reel lefty. Grew up fishing this way. Rod in dominate hand.... I keep poking fun on Daiwa reps because model after model they screw all the lefty guys stateside. New Tat 150 for example only 1 gear ratio in lefty. Would be a legit 5:1 cranking reel, oh but wait I don’t use righty reels... Their excuse is they are not popular my response to that is because you don’t sell them!!! (The average consumer walking into a Cabelas or DSG doesn’t know about Digitaka or some JDM site.) How can people be brand loyal if your company doesnt cater all aspects.
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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by Blacktail 8541 » Sun Jan 27, 2019 7:16 am

I reel and cast with both hands. I prefer a right hand reel for bait casters and a left hand reel for spinning gear.
The thing is though that I cast a lot more with my right hand and switch the rod over to my left hand with bait casters. Not always, but enough. Trying to use my left hand more though to educate my left thumb.

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

Post by DanTheFireman » Tue Feb 05, 2019 5:25 am

I cast right, reel left both baitcasting and spinning. Surfing I'm a lefty (goofy foot, right foot forward), write right handed but throw a ball with my left. Man, I'm all screwed up.
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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by Edward78 » Fri Feb 15, 2019 10:12 am

Right handed but reel with my left, just makes sense

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

Post by tackletown » Fri Mar 15, 2019 5:45 pm

I am right handed but reel with my Left Hand. It just makes more scents to control the rod with your strongest arm. And it,s faster also.

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

Post by edwelch1 » Fri May 03, 2019 10:48 am

Righty and I reel with my left. It's how my dad fishes, so naturally all of the rods were set up that way when I was a toddler and starting to learn how to fish. He said that he originally reeled with his right hand as a kid, but when he started fishing from a boat with a tiller motor, he switched to reeling lefty so that he could have one hand on the tiller controls and still be jigging with his right hand.
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Re: Reeling Demographics... are you a righty or lefty

Post by scrapiron » Tue Jun 11, 2019 7:06 am

Righty, reel with the left. Looking at the poll, I thought it would be reversed. Interesting.

My father-in-law got me into casting and he uses right handed casting reels. It took a little bit for me to 'get it' since I used spinning reels since I was a kid. Now it feels second nature, but there are times when I wonder.. left handed casting reel, how would that feel.....

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