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I am new to fly fishing, I received a handmade 9 foot graphite 111 fly pole from the Rev Buck when I entertained he and his son last june on a bear hunt here, and he supplied the reel with line to boot, I now have a new rod and reel that I received for Christmas, I am going to be using a wf5f line and would like to know how I go about putting the line on the reel for a left hand retrieve,,thanks,,,
02-01-2002, 08:37 PM
I put some wf line from one reel to another. I just take the line off by hand, clean the line, and then put in on the reel. I put a peace of tape on the front of the line, so I wouldn't put the wrong end first. Good Luck.
02-02-2002, 06:36 AM
1st: ###If it is new line, the weight fwd end should be marked with a tag. ###If not, run your thumb and fore finger down each end and find which end is thickest. ###This is the end that will be last to go on the reel. ###I would use either 50 or 100 yds of dacron 20 lb test dacron as backing. ###Even if you do not expect to have fish run out all of your backing, it helps to fill the spool so your fly line won't come out in coils (line memory). ###Most reels are interchangable where you can change fm right to left hand retrieve. ###If there are no directions, let me know....hronk and ### ###
Thanks lads and Hronk I was wondering about the backing thing, wasn't sure what that was about, The Rev Buck sent me a lightweight reel, with wf6f and had fashioned a leader on the end of it, anyways will get some test for backing and do have a Doctor friend that is an avid fly fisherman, so he may do the loading for me, I will watch though, the line I am getting for the short 7 foot rod is wf5f, the reel is interchangeable graphite spool, again I am sure I will be back with more questions as the rivers and lakes thaw and I begin in earnest to catch some smallmouth, stripers and landlocked salmon along with some nice trout, have a good one and be safe out there,,drop by my website when you have some time,,
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