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Old 05-26-2011, 01:43 PM
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Default Why do I always hook them on the left side???

I've been watching this for some time now. Why do I always hook fish on the left side of their mouth??? I look back at pictures, watch what I catch it it ALWAYS happens. Went out this morning for a few hours and again, 2 Bass, and about a dozen panfish. ALL hooked on the left side of the lip.
Does this happen to anyone else? I cast with my left hand and strip with my right, don't know if that matters...
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Because you're left handed. Simple physics and the rotation of the earth's axis, combined with the intellect of the fish as to whether it's swimming away from you or swimming towards you right before taking the fly- or taking it north to south. Instead of south to north.


Or it could mean nothing at all.
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Default Re: Why do I always hook them on the left side???

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Because you're left handed. Simple physics and the rotation of the earth's axis, combined with the intellect of the fish as to whether it's swimming away from you or swimming towards you right before taking the fly- or taking it north to south. Instead of south to north.


Or it could mean nothing at all.


I agree with Mojo's last sentence, but the first part was a fun read.
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Default Re: Why do I always hook them on the left side???

I just thought fish were left finned.

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Default Re: Why do I always hook them on the left side???

I'm assuming you hold your rod in your right hand (left hand retrieve)?
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I'm assuming you hold your rod in your right hand (left hand retrieve)?
No, right hand retrieve, hold the rod in my left hand.

Thanks Mojo, I figured you would have the answer.
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Default Re: Why do I always hook them on the left side???

When you say left side of their mouth, do you mean the fish's left side, or on the left as the fish is facing you?
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When you say left side of their mouth, do you mean the fish's left side, or on the left as the fish is facing you?
Left side of the fish's mouth. I usually take pics with the fish in my left hand, the fly is always hidden. My buddy thought I did it on purpose because I didn't want anyone to know how I caught them. That's when I realized my fly is always on the fish's left side.
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Well I don't know; but that is bizarre.
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Default Re: Why do I always hook them on the left side???

That's weird. I hook them randomly all over the mouth. I even hooked a small Pike on the top of the head last evening. A couple of years ago I even hooked a Walleye in the .....Uh..... Pooper. They fight good hooked in the ....pooper.
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