In this episode of RIO's acclaimed "How To" series RIO sales manager Zack Dalton explains all there is to know about setting up a fly rod. Zack's tips show how to match the rod, reel and line to ensure you have a balanced outfit, and then he shows how to correctly attach the backing, fly line and leader to the reel. In addition, Zack has some great tips on how to put a fly rod together to make sure it doesn't fly apart when casting, and also demonstrates a really neat trick for threading up a fly rod at the beginning of the day.
If you are new to fly fishing, and setting up your own outfit, this film is an invaluable resource, and will ensure that your know how to set up your rod perfectly and quickly every time.
RIO's "How To" videos are a series of short films that explain all you need to know to learn a particular way to fish, or cast. Where applicable, each film talks through the gear that you need, shows how to rig the gear, how to read the water, and how to fish that particular technique. These educational films are packed with information and top tips designed to improve the knowledge and skill level of all fly fishers. Each one is bought to you by a RIO employee or a RIO brand ambassador.