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boat fishing with multipliers..left or right handed?

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boat fishing with multipliers..left or right handed?

Post by richcherr on Mon Sep 14, 2009 6:47 am

Hello again,

after yesterdays very useful advice i thought i would ask another question. after years of course fishing i am used to handling the rod (fishing) with my right hand and the reel with my left. why is this reversed when using boat rods and reels? it feels very unatural to me to fish this way after the last few boat trips so i have just bought a left handed multiplier. is there some special reason for the normal handedness of boat reels and will i find out why (to my cost) as i get more experienced?

oh, and im sure everyone now knows, but there are currently loads of coarse and sea fishing dvd's in poundland

cheers

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Post by Stotty on Mon Sep 14, 2009 7:51 am

Years ago they were all right hand wind I still have one in the garage that is right hand “SHIMANO TRITON MULTIPLIER” it was the only bit of my sea fishing gear I had left after I sold it all years ago. But the years of carp fishing did it for me I also found it strange fishing with it that way round again, but like all things you get used to it. You can get a lot of the reels in left hand now but you will find a lot of the quality older reels are all right hand wind.

But to answer you question and a good one at that I had to Google it and came up with this


Early reels were often operated by inverting the reel and using back winding to retrieve line. For this reason, the reel crank handle was positioned on the right side of the reel. As a result, the right-hand crank position for bait casting reels has become customary over the years,

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Post by richcherr on Mon Sep 14, 2009 8:04 am

cheers Stotty, ive just bought a diawa comoran LH multiplier for £30. all my gear is entry level anyway. garage is beginning to look like a skip outside matt hayes' house. desperate to get out fishing again this week, but need to concentrate on the inaugural 'New Inns Open' this weekend (theres only 7 of us). havent told any of them that the fish at the fishery (im a member) wont touch pellets ha ha. its my first match. hopefully will get some decent pics.
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