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 TahoeDust » Wed Mar 02, 2016 2:58 pm

Right is wrong!

I tried to force myself to right hand retrieve because it was "the correct way". I finally gave in and picked up a left hand retrieve and will never look back.

SteveSchmelzle wrote:as long as you like blazing fast gear ratio's it is easy to find a good reel in lefty.

a sub 6.1/1 gear ratio in left is virtually (no, it is actually) impossible.

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

Postby SteveSchmelzle » Fri Mar 04, 2016 7:51 am

Cardiff's are garbage.

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

Postby Okiekev » Tue Mar 08, 2016 12:22 pm

Righty with baitcasters, lest with spinning reels

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

Postby Jigandpig518 » Sun Mar 13, 2016 1:50 am

I'm left handed. Write left handed , throw, etc but I feel right handed both casting and spinning

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

Postby Scattergun2570 » Sun Apr 03, 2016 11:02 am

righty but reel lefty...how any right handed person reels with right hand is beyond me.

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

Postby Westbankcougar » Sun Apr 17, 2016 6:49 pm

I am right handed, but reel lefthand. I tried to use the right hand retrieve reels, just didn't work for me. When i started it just felt awkward an unnatural . Then i tried a left hand retrieve reel, and never looked back.

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

Postby BassHaHa » Mon Apr 18, 2016 4:36 pm

Lefty now but did started out righty

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

Postby SteveSchmelzle » Sat Apr 23, 2016 12:08 am

wish bantam was still around to tell us all there just isn't a market for land handed reel users.

not worth the tooling costs....

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

Postby Cyacnba » Tue Apr 26, 2016 2:07 pm

I'm a right handed person, so I tried reeling with my right hand but never felt comfortable. I reel with my left and hold the rod with my right hand--> perfect for me.

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

Postby jjbassnforfun » Wed May 25, 2016 7:39 am

Mostly lefty, But can fish either way. Been throwing deep cranks righty as I can't find a lefty in lower gear ratio from Daiwa. Might order some from one of the JDM parts guys.

Any recommendations on who I might get the quickest serve? Pretty sure the 1016SV-L gears will fit the ZLNTW100HL.

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

Postby Jdw2920 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 2:21 am

I fish a baitcaster righthand retrieve but a spinning reel w left hand retrieve. tried left handed baitcaster but just didn't like it

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

Postby jjones0118 » Wed Jun 01, 2016 10:15 am

I'm right handed and fishing left handed reels, it feels natural to me. Maybe it's because I'm holding the rod in my right hand, not sure but I've tried right hand reels it just doesn't feel right. My only complaint like a few others, is reel companies not making low gear ratio left hand casting reels. My brother switched over to left handed reels recently after using a few of mine and he's right handed also.

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

Postby dirtygeary » Wed Jul 20, 2016 10:20 am

Surprising results to me.

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

Postby masterbass » Fri Jul 29, 2016 12:21 pm

I'm shocked at the results as well. I wonder when the reel manufacturers will catch on.

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

Postby SteveSchmelzle » Sat Jul 30, 2016 3:23 am

they wont.

they will tell use "we" are wrong, and that in fact, the entire world reels right, except for a handful of pain in the arse left handed anglers...

but in the end, there are costs associated with building reels in both hands...and those costs reduce the $$profit$$.

so instead they will try and tell us we should reel right, with our dominant hand, and cast, jerk, and set the hook with non dominant arm......

of course that doesn't make sense....but if it has been like that way since the 80's...than it must be correct. ](*,) ](*,) ](*,) ](*,)


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