02-07-2014, 07:10 AM
OT- Need spinning advice
I was never a spin fisher, I've always fly fished, so I could use a little help.
My brother, who's never fished a day in his life, recently bought a place on a bass pond. It's his birthday tomorrow and I got him a spin rod and some hardware. He didn't think that he was up to fly fishing, so we won't go there.
Anyway, I need to spool some line onto the reel.
From what I've read, the line needs to go on to the reel the same direction as it comes off of the spool.
With the line spool on the floor, label up, it comes off clockwise and the reel winds clockwise...
Is that the right way to go?
That would mean when you cast, the line would come off the reel counter clockwise. That doesn't seem right to me.
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