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Which hand do you tie with?

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Poll: What hand do you tie with?

What hand do you hold the bobbin in when doing main wraps?

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#16 mcfly


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Posted 12 October 2005 - 09:59 AM

Points right. Your poll is kind of skewed though since right handers will go right and left will go left. I think what you really wanted was those that tie with their non dominant hand.
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Posted 12 October 2005 - 10:32 AM

I'm a right handed person who learned to tie left handed, don't ask why, just happened that way, makes learning different techniques from books a little harder as everything is geared towards right handed tier's tying right handed. One problem I had was my married wings and how I built them, it was totally backwards! Ron Alcott pointed that out to me. GOod advice.
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Posted 12 October 2005 - 01:46 PM

IM a swithch hitter, can tie with it either way, but i primarily tie right handed.

Growing up left handed in a world of right handed, sadistic nuns, when in school forced me to be that way. (i still fear rulers and women in black)
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Posted 12 October 2005 - 07:22 PM

Mc Fly,
I was going for exactly what i am getting I just was curious who ties with what hand.

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 08:36 PM

I am left handed but can tie either way depending on whats going on.Shoot bow right handed,a gun left handed,pistol both hands dry.gif .But right left but write right also.I guess i'm in the middle.

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Posted 12 October 2005 - 10:38 PM

I am left handed and tie and do 99.9% of everything else left handed.

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 06:48 AM

Another vote for right handed here! Never tried to tie left handed before I may have to do try just to see how it works. I can bat and play hockey with either hand but I usually can't do other stuff like swing a hammer or write left handed.

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That whole left handed people are more intelligent thing...... it was a lefty that came up with that little gem just to make themselves feel NORMAL! gun_bandana.gif devil.gif boxing.gif
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Posted 13 October 2005 - 04:18 PM

smalliehunter I knew that youy were a good fella. I am of the lefty side too.

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 08:48 PM

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Posted 13 October 2005 - 09:18 PM

Righty for everything but hockey and Baseball, switch hitter there. Still throw right handed though. Trying to teach myself to cast lefty incase I ever need it.

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 08:51 AM

I'm righthanded and I skate goofy.

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Posted 14 October 2005 - 08:11 PM

QUOTE(SmallieHunter @ Oct 11 2005, 09:42 PM) View Post

Ya know, they say that left handed people are far more intelligent than right handed people wink.gif

Auh, no there not not. Left handed people tend to be more creative in the arts such as music, painting etc...
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Posted 17 October 2005 - 02:08 PM

I'm a lefty but wrap with the right, just because I can hold my materials in place better with the left.
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Posted 18 October 2005 - 11:06 AM

Right handed for thread work and anything else that takes a steady touch.

Interesting to note that about 87-90 percent of the human population is right-hand dominant (based on dominant hand for writing). Not at all a trait shared among other animals, to include nonhuman primates, where handiness is more symmetrical. The influence may be both selective (genetic) as well as acquired from learning manual task from others. My Dad is left-handed and he taught me to deal cards, a task I also do left handed.
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Posted 18 October 2005 - 04:01 PM

I tye with my teeth

banned from fishing the other 2 states...