What hand do you cast with and do you reel in with the same?

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I cast with my dominant hand and reel in with the same.

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  1. Scott Salzer

    Scott Salzer previously micro brew

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    Does it matter?

    Right cast, not much reeling, but it would be left.
     
  2. Chris Johnson

    Chris Johnson Member: Native Fish Society

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    I usually agree with you Larry, but that is blasphemy!
     
  3. bennysbuddy

    bennysbuddy the sultan of swing

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    that explains my problem ,Who knew it was that simple. Thanks
     
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    Cast right
    Strip left
    Reel right

    Never really thought about why, just feels natural to me I suppose.
     
  5. Kilchis

    Kilchis Active Member

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    I usually cast with my right and reel with the left, but being ambidextrous I use both hands to remove the fly from the back of my jacket.
     
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  6. racermo

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    Cast right, strip left, reel right - the way that God and Mr. Hardy intended!
     
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    Do you animals that cast and reel with your right at least do some sort of embellished baton toss and spin move when switching rod hands?
     
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  8. Bruce Baker

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    Cast right handed and reel left handed.
     
  9. racermo

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    I have absolutely no idea. It just happens. :D
     
  10. Rob Allen

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    I am so sick of spey casting especially shooting heads. There is no challenge to it anymore...
     
  11. NW_flyfisher

    NW_flyfisher if it's not this, then what?

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    Not weird if using a 3 or 4 wt, who needs 2 hands for that? It would be “weird “ casting those rods with 2 hands just to throw out 15-30 ft of line.
     
  12. Greg Armstrong

    Greg Armstrong OldRodsHaveMoreFun

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    Cast right, and usually reel right because most of the old reels I prefer to use were made as "right hand" reels.
     
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    Is it not “proper”?
     
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    Sorry, I forgot the :p
    ‘Twas in jest....
     
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  15. Andrew Ramsey

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    I cast with my right and strip/reel with my left because I feel like I have a little more control with my right. Sometimes I try to cast with my left, but only for the challenge.
     
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