06-18-2011, 08:01 AM
Re: New Pflueger Medalist - How do I know it's spooled correctly and setup on rod cor
Newer Metalists are now set up for left hand retrieve out of the box (blister pack
) If your reel came new in the package, it should have included instructions on how the reverse it. It will say "conversion to right hand". That would include both flipping the ratchet on the spindle and moving the line guard pillars.
If you're a right handed angler and used to fishing with spinning gear, the left hand retrieve may work best for you and that's why Medalists are now set up that way.
If you're left handed or prefer the traditional style of switching hands to retrieve, by all means switch it around.
To tell if your line is "facing the right way" tighten the drag all the way. The direction that you can still turn the spool would be retrieve or reeling in.
The 2 pillars that are attached are the line guard and the line feeds out between them with the reel set up on the rod so the line guard faces north toward the rod tip
This is from earlier paper work when the reels came RH retrieve
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Last edited by Rip Tide; 06-18-2011 at 08:21 AM.