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Putting line on a reel

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I am attempting to put my first fly line onto a reel on my own and have had this question for a while. I've never put line on by myself before, and was curious if I had the reel set up for using the correct hand. I cast with my right hand and reel with my left.

My question is....should the clicking occur when line is taken out or when I am reeling in?

Thanks for the help.

Posted on: 2010/7/29 13:19


Re: Putting line on a reel

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If it just clicks in one direction, it should happen when like is taken out.

Posted on: 2010/7/29 13:25


Re: Putting line on a reel

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Ok, that is what I thought. I just bought a Allen XL reel and it is really nice. I need to figure out how to change the retrieve. Has anyone done this yet?

Posted on: 2010/7/29 13:38


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Figured it out. Nevermind! Thanks.

Posted on: 2010/7/29 13:41


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Another way to tell is that if it has a drag (the knob on the side opposite the crank). Tighten the drag, and it should be harder to turn it a certain direction. That's your outbound direction.

Posted on: 2010/7/29 13:45


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Let us know how you like the reel.

Posted on: 2010/7/30 10:13
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