Re: Need help getting set up
Man, I wish Dennis would chime in with some excellent answers for you..... Oh, nevermind. he already did.
The only thing that wasn't covered, is how much backing to put on the reel. I'd follow the manufacturer's specs. Alternately, you could load your reel 'backwards'- fly line first, then wind the backing on and fill it to your liking. After you have it filled to your liking, you will need to get the backing on the inside and the line on the outside with the proper end out (assuming you get WF line).
Or you could let the guy at bass pro/ cabelas load it for you-- shouldn't cost much to have them do it. If you buy the line and backing, they should do it for free.
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