Cool! I remember the first time I tried this I was sure I must have been doing something wrong.
I often use both the Jobo 1500 and Paterson family reels. You guessed it the Jobos open by turning the opposite way. I also wash the reels between uses with teh two halfs apart, and their are about 4 variations of the Paterson Brand reels, plus the Spanish clones (at least two versions) plus I have a couple from Hong Kong somehow. fun to match them up. Fortunatly the JOBO reels are all the same.
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