Fuck your local fly shop. They're probably a bunch of drunken assholes that talk about where they wanted to stab you the second you leave the front door.
You should see how many people come into the shop and show us their reel... the convo goes like this :
Me - "Where did you get this rigged up?"
Them - "Cabela's/Bass Pro/Wherever."
Me - "There's no backing and the line is put on backwards."
Them - "Can you fix it for me? (While I buy nothing and I smear mud all over the floor because I haven't taken my wading boots off in days because I am the best fishermens ever)"
Me - "Sure, gimme a minute. Left or Right Hand Retrieve?"
Them - "Yes"
Me - "OK (I am going to stab you in the thigh)"
"Do you think it is real? I bet it is hard and soft, like hard muscle but really smooth skin. I bet it is real nice." - midstream