Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: All S-Rivers Above the Equator
While switching hands up is desirable, it is not needed and almost all casts can be accomplished with the dominant hand up. Now some will say, and I tend to agree, it is nice to learn to cast with your non-dominant hand up but reverse casts work fine. As for casts, the possibilities are almost endless.
Assuming you want to leave your right hand up always:
River right w/ downstream wind:
doublespey, spiral roll
River right with upstream wind:
reverse single spey, reverse Snap-T or Circle T
River left w/ downstream wind:
reverse double, reverse spiral
River left w/ upstream wind:
single spey, Snap-T or Circle T
If the wind is light, and you have eye protection, you can interchange many of these casts (with the nexception of the spiral which I have found to be quite breeze sensitive)
If you do decide to learn to switch hands, the same menu applies except the reverse label is removed.
Hope this helps.
"Loud reels save lives".