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
369
43%
I reel with my left hand
487
57%
 
Total votes: 856

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

Postby Lafayette » Mon Jan 30, 2017 4:49 am

I have the impression shimano propose all or almost all its casting reels in left retrieve, no?

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

Postby ccass » Mon Jan 30, 2017 6:25 am

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.

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

Postby SteveSchmelzle » Sat Feb 04, 2017 7:27 am

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

Postby Lafayette » Sat Feb 04, 2017 10:34 pm

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.

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

Postby Tom G » Wed Feb 15, 2017 5:59 am

Left handed, but all my reels are rightys. Spinning reels, too. It just is more comfortable.

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

Postby Lefty3244 » Sun Apr 02, 2017 10:58 am

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.

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

Postby Hanover » Sun Apr 09, 2017 1:41 pm

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.......


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