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Just bought a mag elite, minus a level wind, finding it nice to use, but as a natural left hander trying to adjust to rhw, Im finding winding a bit awkward, as it doesnt come natural to me...any advice, cos I can see it being a nightmare in the dark lol !! thx. dj:unsure:
 
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Same here DJ Hex, but it does become easier over time.........do you use fixed spool reels as a "leftie" as well, or are you a "wrong-un" (right handed) for them?

I find I am just as efficient either way round.
 

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when I mean 'winding', I mean using my left thumb or index finger to level the line across the spool lol:) I dont find winding the handle with my right hand too awkward, even though Im uset to left hand winding fixed spools. Its using my left hand thats my problem...do I have to have my left hand over the reel, and try to use my thumb, or have my hand further up the rod and use my index finger?....both methods I find difficult...Im dreading fishing in the dark for this reason !! help !!....funny thing is , I can kick a ball perfectly with my right foot, naturally cast right handed, and bat right handed too........I suppose it must be called 'cack-handed' for a reason lol:g:
 

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never really thought about this, but I think I tend to grip the rod about 6"-10" above the reel, and just move the line back and fore with the thumb, when winding in, try to keep the line as level as possible and avoid the humps.
 

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when I mean 'winding', I mean using my left thumb or index finger to level the line across the spool lol:) I dont find winding the handle with my right hand too awkward, even though Im uset to left hand winding fixed spools. Its using my left hand thats my problem...do I have to have my left hand over the reel, and try to use my thumb, or have my hand further up the rod and use my index finger?....both methods I find difficult...Im dreading fishing in the dark for this reason !! help !!....funny thing is , I can kick a ball perfectly with my right foot, naturally cast right handed, and bat right handed too........I suppose it must be called 'cack-handed' for a reason lol:g:
as i said,be patient and it'll soon happen for you.like everything else in life,practice makes perfect.if you're not confident to use it in the dark,use your fixed spool reel until your confident enough to use the multiplier.
 
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Its just a case of taking your time to "learn" how to do it, and to find the way that suits you. Mintos has it about right, at around 6 - 10" above the reel. BTW, I had to learn the hard way - on Bronzies in Namibia - and I think that there's no tougher intro than that. :)
 

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I am just going throught the same learning process
with a multi.....aint easy going from a left hand F/S
wind to right hand multi winding
and as for the threading on with thumb and forefinger
of line on ya spool with left hand.......DOH...taint eeeasy.!!

My question is Why O Why
do multi reels have to be "left handed"wind
when 2/3 of the country are right handed..??...I think

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Gaz :)
 
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I've just done a quick search on google, and every one that I've found that can be wound left-handed has a "level-wind" on it........so far. The search continues.

ABU does the 6501 version of the C3, for the "special people" (we're supposed to be better looking and more intelligent than the "wrong-uns"), but I don't know how easy it is / would be to remove the level wind from the reel.......

Anyone?
 

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abu 6501, as you say is for leftys, easy to remove level wind wind off a cs version and use a ct conversion bar, you can pick them up for a couple of quid on ebay. Other than that call a reel specialist, like warren at keens tackle and guns aberkenfig, he will have all the answers for you. Should of added on earlier post that if I am reeling in slack line, I pinch the line between thumb and forefinger, as you want some tension while spooling line.
 

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start fishing with a 6501 cs thats the one with a levelwind your thumb on the
line when retreving, and your thumb will build up a memory.
then take the cog out of the right side plate, and the guide of the worm.
put the worm back on for strength
 

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I've just done a quick search on google, and every one that I've found that can be wound left-handed has a "level-wind" on it........so far. The search continues.

ABU does the 6501 version of the C3, for the "special people" (we're supposed to be better looking and more intelligent than the "wrong-uns"), but I don't know how easy it is / would be to remove the level wind from the reel.......

Anyone?
just buy a CT cage,or get the CS cage converted to CT format.if your not sure how to do it,contact chris macey on 07871637293 whom will convert it for you.
 

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Stan 6500 ct cages only fit r/h wind reels a 6501 will need a conversion bar fitting ,a nice reel if you can find one is a 6001c not been made for a few years but once converted looks like a mirror image black 6500ct flat sideplated ready for a mag conversion
 
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