Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Rogue River State of Jefferson
right hand, left hand
What I have found is that, over the years we all have developed a certain amount of muscle memory when using our dominate hand. In this case, dominate hand up. Like when you had a firm grip on the rod. You had to concentrate on lightening up your grip. You unconsciously do what feels natural. Which, of course, is not always the correct way.
When you switch hands, you're a complete dummy, so to speak. Your hands & arms don't just automatically do anything. Rather, you have to concentrate. As a result, the hands will do what the brain commands without question because there is no muscle memory to get in the way.
Although a bit awkward at first, the learning process is not that bad. It is much easier to learn when there are no bad habits to overcome.
I fish because the voices inside my head tell me to.