I love it when you learn a new trick to something that you’ve been doing your whole fishing career. Many of you already know this one, but for those of you who don’t – you’re going to thank me for putting in something so basic. It will be an “A-Ha!” moment.
Assemble your rod from the tip down.
This way of assembling your fly rod removes the step of having to try to find a place to set the butt section of the rod during assembly. If you’re like me and a bit neurotic about scratching your rod, this is a life-saver!
Here’s the step-by-step for those of you who need it:
First: After unscrewing the cap and removing your fly rod sock, remove the tip piece of your rod.
Next: Remove the second to the tip section and attach to the tip.
Next: Continue on down to the butt section.
Next: Place the sock in the tube and close
Last: GO FISHING!