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Old 06-19-2012, 05:51 PM
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Default Does my reel really care?

Maybe a noob question,

If I buy only the reel, no line on the spool, does the reel care if I retrieve with my left or my right hand.

I ask because some online retailers ask for left or right retrieve info. Unless they are spooling for me why do they care?


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Old 06-19-2012, 06:10 PM
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Default Re: Does my reel really care?

Perhaps they'll switch it over for you so when you spool it up you won't have to do the switch?
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Default Re: Does my reel really care?

Yes, your reel cares, as should you. I think most reels come in the RH retrieve, and the drag needs to be reversed for a LH retrieve. Otherwise, if your drag was set firm, you would have difficulty reeling in your line, but a fish would have no problem running you down to your backing. Most fly shops, and online retailers ask which hand you retrieve with, and will reverse the drag in needed.
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Default Re: Does my reel really care?

As William has said they will switch it over for you as a service which some provide,also some people don't realise some Reels are made for Left & Right Hand users.
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Default Re: Does my reel really care?

Got it, and that makes sense.

So I am okay to assume that the drag can be reversed should I find I prefer to retrieve with the other hand.

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Got it, and that makes sense.

So I am okay to assume that the drag can be reversed should I find I prefer to retrieve with the other hand.

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