Being ambiwipedextrous I hold the tie in either hand and cast with either hand too.weird post, but it's still winter so what the hey...
in discussing knots yesterday with a buddy i fish with all the time, i mentioned that most of the diagrams i see have the fly on the left. i told him i thought it was odd since everyone holds the fly in their right hand while tying it on. he informed me that he holds the fly with his left hand when tying on. we are both right handed.
1. in hundreds of hours of fishing together and rigging up at the same time countless times, i never noticed this.
2. it struck me as extremely odd that anyone would hold the fly in their left hand.
off to the interwebs to get a consensus i go. so, which hand?
My dad (right-handed) for some reason played hockey lefty so that meant that I played hockey lefty (also right handed). It was thoroughly uncomfortable but I guess it was cheaper than buying new sticks! Also when it came time for organized hockey I always had a spot as a left winger.I'm right hand dominant. When tying an improved clinch knot I hold the fly in my right hand. With a Davy knot I hold the fly in my left hand. That is the way I learned. I spent 32 years as an anesthesiologist performing spinals and epidurals with my left hand because the person who taught me was left handed. It's all how you learn it.
You do something for 58 years and you can't remember how you do it?I'm part of the 'I have never even thought of this' group. I have not done a test tie so even as I type this reply I have no idea how I do what I do. I am a person who favors my right hand however my work through the years dictated that I be somewhat ambidextrous but still I favor the right for must things. Writing would be a good example, I write with my right hand. In fishing I tend to use both hands and both arms.
How I have been tying knots and holding hooks or flies for at least 58 years I honestly can't tell you and that's probably as it should be. We should just do some things without thinking.
As a right handed writer I prefer to play hockey left handed. My more dexterous hand (well wrist technically) is controlling the butt of the stick - if I'm holding the stick one handed (say for a poke check) my right hand is still on the stick. Also turning the stick for curl and drag or other finesse moves stems from the high hand - in my case my more dexterous right hand being a left handed player.My dad (right-handed) for some reason played hockey lefty so that meant that I played hockey lefty (also right handed). It was thoroughly uncomfortable but I guess it was cheaper than buying new sticks! Also when it came time for organized hockey I always had a spot as a left winger.