John,Flyguy784 said:If you're right handed you'd get tired of reeliing a fly reel left handed. You just don't have the stamina or coordination to be cranking in a big fighting fish with your less than dominant hand.
As it was explained to me, again by Stu Apte, you can reel easily with your left hand on spinning tackle because, as you reel, your right arm actually contributes to the cranking process.dixie noormiss said:I am all messed up with this. I stripw/ left hand and reel w/ right on fly tackle. I reel with my left hand w/ spinning gear. I reel w/ my right hand on baitcasters (this requires switching hands after the cast, same thing w/ fly casting.) I need therapy now
This spine business is malarkey. The spine has nothing -- repeat, absolutely nothing -- to do with fish-fighting power.OVER THE RAIL said:... this was achieved by flipping the rod upside-down (reel on top) and reeling backwards, so you fought the fish with the spine of the rod.
You're lucky. Stu Apte is the coolest fisherman, ever. Doesn't he livei n Hemmingway's house in the lagoon?Flyguy784 said:...it was explained to me... by Stu Apte,