It all started in elementary school. I would get home and wonder why my writing was slanted to the left when everyone else’s was slanted to the right. I wondered why notebooks had spirals on the left and not the right, and why I ended up with a lower palm full of graphite at the end of art class when everyone else’s hands were clean. I dealt with it and got through…barely.
As I grew older and began my fishing hobby, I realized that the nightmare of my early years would continue into adulthood. I learned long ago that ‘you get what you pay for’ and that, in terms of fishing equipment, buying quality gear at a premium price saves money, and heartache, in the long run. So I looked for awesome saltwater fishing gear, and found many high quality reels. I switch from freshwater to saltwater fishing gear quite often but try not to mix the two. However, while freshwater baitcasting reel manufacturers have caught on and been lefty friendly in many instances, the production of an equal number of options for saltwater baitcasting and conventional reel options has not emerged. So I’m limited, and frustrated.
This site is for the lefty angler that feels my pain. Don’t feel ashamed or embarrassed – celebrate your lefty-ness as an angler!
There’s a fine line between fishing and just standing on the shore like an idiot. – Steven Wright