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Old 01-15-2009, 08:26 PM
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Default 3 Questions - Tippet, Leader, Retreive

Okay, I probably seem like a real idiot, but I just bought a used rod off kijiji and can't see to figure out how to switch the reel from right to left hand retrieve - it's an Okuma 7/8... does anybody know how?

Also, what sort of leader and tippet should I buy to use for fishing Steelhead with an 8wt 10ft Scott? Your help would be greatly appreciated.

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Here's how it's done with my Okuma. Remove the spool. Remove the spool cap. Inside you will have a =ball bearing-one way roller bearing-ball bearing= in a row. Start pushing with your finger until ball bearing comes out the other end. Keep pushing until one way roller bearing comes out. Reverse one way roller bearing (flip over).
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