Re: Question about older Orvis CFO IV
Be sure to set the spring tensioner to its lightest position. Only leaf spring tension holds the triangular pawls on their two posts. Usually one is engaged and the other is flipped in a neutral position so to convert, you may merely need to switch from one to the other. As Ard said though, you may still need to slide out and reverse the position of the active pawl. Give them a droplet of light oil too. Oh, and congratulations on your new acquisition, the CFO IV is an all time favorite of mine. Ideal on a 9'/#4 rod.