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Re: middle age guy trying to remember how to fish!

Post by Fuzz » Wed Apr 20, 2016 10:51 am

I am right handed and reel with my left hand most of the time with fresh water rigs. I see that most saltwater rigs are reeled by the right hand? Why, and what do most of you guys use? I had to look long and hard to find reels that let me reel with my left hand.
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Re: middle age guy trying to remember how to fish!

Post by Noles309 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 1:25 pm

I've always cranked left handed. Thats the way I learned.
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Re: middle age guy trying to remember how to fish!

Post by fallguy1000 » Wed Apr 20, 2016 11:39 pm

Here's the real deal. I am very left handed. Meaning I am not very good at using my right hand for diddly. My left hand has much better dexterity. For spinning reels, I use my left finger to hold and release the line and I throw the top of the rod with the left hand/arm and reel with the right. What is more important than anything is casting distance and accuracy. The reeling part is not the most important thing. I am a very practiced and experienced and pretty decent spincaster. Just make sure you hold the line throw the rod with the same hand you throw the baseball with and you should be able to get used to reeling with your off hand. For a right handed person, for example, they ought to be better throwing with the right hand/finger combination and then just getting accustomed to reeling left.

If you try to do everything with one hand, you will fatigue easier. Good luck-have fun
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Re: middle age guy trying to remember how to fish!

Post by Southern Gent » Thu Apr 21, 2016 9:16 am

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I too am Left Handed, All rod stuff with left hand, reel with right hand.

Most heavy boat rods are drop rigged not casting rigs. So deep water fishing on a strange boat might be tough.

Best Wishes, Go Fishing it will work out

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Re: middle age guy trying to remember how to fish!

Post by Rob Eades » Sat Apr 23, 2016 9:01 pm

Played with the rig today.Too much going on with a spinning reel to change hands also.I'm making myself retrieve with my left hand, end of story.

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Re: middle age guy trying to remember how to fish!

Post by Dog Fish » Sun Apr 24, 2016 8:46 am

I hold the rig in my left hand and light the fuse with the right, switch hands and through with my right. :roll:

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Re: middle age guy trying to remember how to fish!

Post by peter-curacao » Sat May 07, 2016 5:14 pm

Aripeka Angler wrote: Also, changing the hand of a spinning reel at sea can result in lost parts :lol:
Lost body or reel parts? :P

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Re: middle age guy trying to remember how to fish!

Post by Aripeka Angler » Sat May 07, 2016 8:11 pm

peter-curacao wrote:
Aripeka Angler wrote: Also, changing the hand of a spinning reel at sea can result in lost parts :lol:
Lost body or reel parts? :P
Maybe both :lol:

Peter, I was thinking about you a few days ago.
We sure had a bunch of fun in the Keys!
Hopefully, Sandi and I will get to see again sometime 8)

Edit, Harrison is fishing in Panama.
I don't know much about fishing there, looking forward to his pics and videos...
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Re: middle age guy trying to remember how to fish!

Post by peter-curacao » Sun May 08, 2016 12:57 pm

Aripeka Angler wrote:
peter-curacao wrote:
Aripeka Angler wrote: Also, changing the hand of a spinning reel at sea can result in lost parts :lol:
Lost body or reel parts? :P
Maybe both :lol:

Peter, I was thinking about you a few days ago.
We sure had a bunch of fun in the Keys!
Hopefully, Sandi and I will get to see again sometime 8)
Yes we had and for sure we will, this year we skip the US for Europe (after more than 10 years) But next year vacation will be probably the good old US again, maybe we stop by in Tampa, wanna visit Larry and Dori again also, it has been too long! :(
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Re: middle age guy trying to remember how to fish!

Post by Aripeka Angler » Mon May 09, 2016 9:37 am

Peter, one of these days I want to visit your island. Unfortunately, I won't be able to go this year.
I've watched the videos you have posted, looks like a great place to spend some time...
Like you, I'm also going to Europe this summer.
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