I also have to take issue with the Bassmaster side bar. The hand switch after the cast is inconsequential as noted by several first hand accounts above and I will add mine. I don't baitcast much (currently not at all, but I have in the past) but it did not take me long to figure out how to switch hands and thumbs at the end of the cast and start retrieving as soon as the lure hit the water. The switch during the next cast is sub-second and probably under half a second. I would have to be generous to say it's a 5% hit in efficiency. Again, just to be clear, I am debating what Bassmaster magazine had to say, not appangler.