Circle on Bass

I've read that 15 percent of us are left-handed. I'm right-handed, but I cast with my left. Reason: I catch more bass!

Updated: March 25, 2005, 2:30 PM ET
By Homer Circle | Bassmaster, April 2002

I've read that 15 percent of us are born left-handed. I'm one of the right-handed 85 percent — however, I cast with my left hand. Reason: I catch more bass! Hunker down with me while I tell you why I became a southpaw baitcaster.

I had been casting right-handed for about 10 years when I acquired a new fishing companion named Louis "Red" Fitch. We fished every weekend, and he insisted that I go first when we wade fished Ohio's smallmouth streams.

Likewise, he made me take ...

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