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Old 08-19-04, 12:27 AM   #1
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Default Casting left handed while being rh

Any good idea's on learning to cast left handed with a baitcaster.I can do it rh,but I hate casting then having to switch hand's to reel.
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Old 08-19-04, 12:29 AM   #2
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Default Re: Casting left handed while being rh

Why do you hate having to switch hands? It doesn't take long. And if you really want to learn how to cast left handed, just practice.
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Old 08-19-04, 12:30 AM   #3
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Practice is all I can suggest. I don't think I could teach myself to do it-been switching hands so long it is a totally automatic response.
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Old 08-19-04, 12:46 AM   #4
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I agree with Reb, it just feels like the natural thing to do.
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Old 08-19-04, 12:47 AM   #5
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Default Re: Casting left handed while being rh

I'm a righty but I've always cast left-handed. Its like trying to train yourself to switch-hit in baseball, the only way you can do it is with plenty of practice. A forgiving reel wont hurt either.
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Old 08-19-04, 03:05 AM   #6
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Default Re: Casting left handed while being rh

I can cast and reel with both of my hands all of my friends are like" how do you do that?" I tell them "i dont know !" so i guess its all natural on what hand u use. So i think ur stuck.lol ;D
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Old 08-19-04, 07:28 AM   #7
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Default Re: Casting left handed while being rh

You could do like I did. My baitcasters are left handed reels. I cast right handed and reel with the left, with all my fishing equipment.
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Old 08-19-04, 08:31 AM   #8
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Default Re: Casting left handed while being rh

How do you get to Carnaige Hall?

Practice, Practice, Practice.

That's the same way you learn to cast left handed if you're right handed naturally.

On the other hand, I never wanted to, since I palm a reel anyway, and you have better leverage on the rod holding it by the reel, than you do by the rod handle.

Try an experiment. Tie your line to a door knob. Back off a few feet. Hold the rod at the reel seat. Pull back. Now do the same thing holding onto the rod handle. See which one gives you more leverage. That couple of inches doesn't sound like much, but moving the fulcrum point on a lever doesn't take much.
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Old 08-19-04, 10:28 AM   #9
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Default Re: Casting left handed while being rh

FLUKE,

I felt the same way you do many years ago, but I attacked the problem from a different angle. I am right handed, so I buy all left handed reels. This way, I cast right handed and reel left handed. I palm the reel and never change my grip to cast or fight the fish. This gives you the strength in your strong hand to cast or fight the fish, and lets you reel with your weak hand. It just works better for me.

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Old 08-19-04, 11:51 AM   #10
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Default Re: Casting left handed while being rh

I do the opposite. I'm a righy, but I purposely bought a left handed one. I cast right handed.
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Old 08-19-04, 02:13 PM   #11
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Default Re: Casting left handed while being rh

i just think that switching hands is an automatic reflex.and its the easyest way to do it.
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Old 08-19-04, 02:17 PM   #12
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Default Re: Casting left handed while being rh

If you dont want to switch hands you could just buy left handed reels.
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Old 08-19-04, 07:45 PM   #13
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Default Re: Casting left handed while being rh

I have it pretty good, I can cast better with my left hand than with my right even though I'm right handed. Everyone else i know who fishing can't see how I do that. But I can flip or pitch, sweep cast or over hand cast better with my left hand. It is really convient since I don't have to switch hands all the time. But I would just practice using your left hand until you just get into habit of using it. It is really nice not to have to switch hands all the time, so it would be worth it!

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Old 08-19-04, 07:52 PM   #14
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Default Re: Casting left handed while being rh

If you're one of those people like me that likes to hold onto the reel rather than the rod, even if you cast left hand you still got to move your hands around some.
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Old 08-19-04, 08:05 PM   #15
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Default Re: Casting left handed while being rh

Hula, you have a point, but I've even got to the point where sometimes I lazily cast with my hand still palming the reel.
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Old 08-19-04, 09:08 PM   #16
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Default Re: Casting left handed while being rh

it sure helps to be ambadextrius [if that is how you spell it] i cast my baitcaster left handed and reel right. but i cast my spin caster right and reel left. not confusing to me at all,but probably would for others. just keep on practacing as everyone said.

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Old 08-20-04, 11:22 AM   #17
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Default Re: Casting left handed while being rh

[quote author=dawg022002 link=board=news;num=1092886027;start=0#15 date=08/19/04 at 20:08:16]it sure helps to be ambadextrius [if that is how you spell it] i cast my baitcaster left handed and reel right. but i cast my spin caster right and reel left. not confusing to me at all,but probably would for others. just keep on practacing as everyone said.

dawg[/quote]

i'm the same way! growing up saltwater fishing for flounder in maryland with a spinning reel got me casting right handed reeling left handed. and i just bought my first bait caster the other day so it just was instinct to cast with the opposit hand that i reel with.
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Old 08-21-04, 01:28 AM   #18
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same here ;D!
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Old 08-22-04, 09:20 PM   #19
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Default Re: Casting left handed while being rh

I have all left handed reels also. I cast with my right hand and reel with my left hand, my husband thinks im a nut

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ill second that...


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