I am undergoing some preliminary research before I purchase my first center pin. I have gleaned much information from this site and am left with a few questions. Any response will be appreciated What hand retrieve to center pins come in stock? Can you switch the retrieve hand? My other question: I am on what is considered a tight budget for a center pin. I have 350 dollars to play with, give or take. I want a center pin for primarily steelhead fishing, but am interested in drifting skein for salmon this fall. If you were me, buying a first-time center pin, would you invest in a nicer rod or reel with my budget? And would you seek out a nice used reel or buy brand new? Same with the rod. Also, where are some good areas to look for used center pins? I could not sleep last night thinking about getting a center pin. I feel like a kid the night before christmas!