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June 22, 2021
For those long days or weekends on the water, comfort is key. The more comfortable you are, the longer you’ll be able to enjoy your time fly fishing. This is especially the case concerning your rod and reel. One way to keep your rod and reel feeling perfect, natural, and comfortable is to make sure that your retrieve is fitted for the proper hand.
So let’s start with the basics - what hand should you use to reel? It is typically common for most right-handed anglers to cast with their right hand and reel with their left. That setup allows for really smooth transitions between casting and stripping or reeling. So, if you cast with your left, it makes sense to switch the retrieve to the right hand.
Your retrieve change is done and you are almost ready to get back on the water with a new and hopefully more comfortable setup!
After you change your retrieve direction there are a few more steps you must take to be able to use your reel.
Now you’re finally ready to get back out there! So grab your rod and reel and enjoy the new setup!
Now that you’ve walked through how to change your retrieve on your fly fishing reel, make sure you check back with us if you have any more questions, need some helpful tips, or just want to stay connected to the world of fly fishing over on our blog. Of course, feel free to contact us at (585) 967-3474 today!