Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Many. From NE salt, Russia, Canadian A Salmon, NW Steelhead, Bahamas, Keys. Live in Upstate NY
It's interesting what seems "natural" to people. I'm right handed, cast right, wind reel with right. Yes, the rod changes hands when fighting a fish. But I've been doing this for over 30 years and it's certainly "natural" to me. I've understood for many years that my technique is wrong. But, changing hands and reeling with my dominant hand is instinctive to me. More importantly, I can't ever remember losing a salmon, steelhead, bonefish, tarpon, dorado, bonito, false albacore, roosterfish due to changing hands. I've certainly lost fish, but I really don't feel any were due to this "bad" habit. Different strokes. Whatever works for you.
Last edited by wrke; 02-17-2002 at 10:54 AM.