Posted 1/13/2023 6:56 PM (#1017127 - in reply to #1017115) Subject: Re: lefties - 59% off Penn Fathom II at Midway
Location: SW Ohio
Cross-handedness isn't weird. Especially if your parents were opposites. Left handed mom, right handed dad.
Write, bat, golf right handed.
Bowl, throw, shoot pool, rifles and shotguns left but pistols and bows right. Right eye dominant so at shotguns and pool I suck. Go figure.
All reels, whether spinning or baitcast, left handed.
Now the weird part...very mechanically inclined, use all tools equally well whether right or left handed. Doesn't matter whether it's rackets, wrenches, screwdrivers or any other tool (except hammers where I'd prefer using my right).
To make sure this isn't a complete hijack, just picked up a Okuma Cold Water Line Counter 200 left hand for $79 on sale. Have two other 300 Cold Waters for trolling. Ohio just allowed us to go to 3 rods per person.
Posted 1/13/2023 7:01 PM (#1017128 - in reply to #1017115) Subject: Re: lefties - 59% off Penn Fathom II at Midway
this year most of my Stripers came on old Tekota 500LC and 600LC. Fantastic reels! They go back to Shimano for service this weekend. Soon Shimano will not service them since they released the dubious Tekota A.
trying the Penn as an alternative. 30lb drag, thinking Bunkers spoons, or trolling Pounders with keel weights for stinking, slimy Muskies. (Love em, both but Stripers are cleaner, smell better, fight hard/harder, and much easier to handle/release quickly)
Gear Ratio 5.5:1
Ball Bearings 5
Max Drag 30 Pound
Line Capacity 380/12 325/15 215/20
Line Recovery 30 Inches
Posted 1/14/2023 6:48 PM (#1017146 - in reply to #1017135) Subject: Re: lefties - 59% off Penn Fathom II at Midway
Location: SW Ohio
sworrall - 1/14/2023 11:36 AM
Never wondered for a minute what it would be like to be right handed...
LOL! I can't imagine being "one" handed for everything. When I payed racquetball, I used to use both hands, switching off whenever it was more advantageous. Was years before I found out you could only use one.
My Mom had a porcelain sign on the wall: "Everyone is born right handed. Only the strong overcome it."
Posted 1/15/2023 11:20 AM (#1017154 - in reply to #1017150) Subject: Re: lefties - 59% off Penn Fathom II at Midway
I have taught myself to cast with either hand, and I think it was worth the effort. Started back about 7 years ago when I smashed my left hand up in shop accident, stitches in all 5 fingers, broken bone and severed tendon in my middle finger. Healed really well but despite vigorous therapy, exercise, still kind of stiff. Got a left handed casting reel because I found it easier to reel with my left hand than to try and manipulate the reel/rod with my left hand. While I still have a couple right handed reels, they get used when I switch up to prevent fatigue or guests are using.
Not sure how we all got sold on the idea of right handed bait casters when many of us grew up using spinning reels with the handle on the left side and found it easy to do.