No matter which hand you reel with, someone will always call you out for using the “wrong” hand, reeling backwards, being a southpaw, whatever you wanna call it. So I wondered: Is there a “right” way?
Did a quick poll over on Facebook to see what people thought:
• (37%) Switch hands depending if it’s a spinning reel or baitcaster
• (34%) Reel left-handed
• (29%) Reel right-handed
That’s dang near an even split. Does that mean everyone’s wrong? And if anyone isn’t right, wouldn’t it be the people that switch hands and do both??
That’d be like writing left-handed with pencils, but right-handed with markers ‘cuz they’re beefier? Or shooting lefty with a .22, but switching to righty when you use a shotgun?? Never did understand the switching thing – most people that do it can’t explain how they got started with it lol.
What it all comes down to is just doing what feels comfortable to you…unless it’s this: