Switching reel to left handed
I just bought my first fly rod and as I am completely new to this I have a question. I'm left handed and as such I cast with my left hand. I imagine that I need to switch the reel to left handed mode. I followed the directions in the manual and that seemed to work, with one exception. Do I now need to pull all of the line off of the reel and rewind it so that it now comes off of the bottom of the reel? If so (and I imagine that it is), what is the best way of doing this? If I just start pulling line off of the reel I'm going to have a serious mess. Any thoughts or ideas?