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Setting Up a Reel for Right Handers & Left Handers

Justin demonstrates the differences between reels set up for right and left-handed anglers and explains the importance of setting up your reel according to your hand dominance. Traditionally, fly reels are set up for right-handed anglers, but it's important to note that left-handed anglers can also use them by adjusting the reel to their dominant hand. This allows the drag system to still work, which comes into play landing larger fish. Setting up your reel correctly will help you to improve your fishing experience and make it more comfortable and efficient. Make sure when you get a new reel that you tell the shop you are lefthanded and they will set it up appropriately for you. If you are lining your own reel, see the manual included to see how to set your reel up for lefthanded retrieval.


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