RE:Casting vs. Reeling Hand...
I am a righty and have always cranked 'em in with the left. I guess it's a holdover from my early spinning days. I have accidentally rigged up for a righty reel and have hated it. I don't think the margin of difference in speed between my right and left hand is large enough to really make much of a difference. When I get a fish that runs at me faster than I can reel I either back up on the beach or strip the line until I can reel or feed it back to the fish.