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#1
Hey guys

Brother and I been using a coffee grinder for years, had a bait-caster briefly when we were younger but it was different than these nowadays eh - anyway so my question is, I've setup and calibrated according to what we can find online and asked around etc however were finding backlashing/loops sometimes are a problem and being able to cast precisely where we'd like to is proving a tad tricky but were getting it. Any inside tips or advise for newbie baitcasters would be much appreciated. I am using braid on my setup (which I amazed with) and my brother is using mono.

Thanks alot in advance!
Josh and Nick
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#2
GOLDEN RULE with any baitcaster, tighten up on the cast control knob on the right and go maximum on the left whether it is centrifugal or magnetic. Loosen up on both with this in mind:
If you get a crows nest whilst still casting - tighten up on the left; if you get one when you land - tighten up on the right. Learn too to use your thumb as a brake.

Loosen up the cast control on the right for flipping and pitching. Tighten it up if you are casting into the wind. Rather gain experience on cheaper mono lines before you throw away lots of expensive braid and fluoro.

If you wont be using the reel for a while, release the drag and the cast control knob for storage but NEVER EVER cast your or anyone elses baitcaster without doing a settings check first! :eusa_naughty:
BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH....
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#3
[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6DCXdzRak5Y[/youtube]
The more I learn about fishing the more I realise
how much more I have to learn about fishing.
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#4
Take out a fair amount of line - like a really decent cast length - put a piece of insulation tape/masking tape over the remaining line on the spool and reel all the line up.

If you get an overwind, it won't be that hectic. when you get better at casting, you can leave off the tape.
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#5
I think that the characteristics of the line you put on the reel also impacts on the number of bunches you throw - combined with the lure weights.

For example - i find that Vicious fluorocarbon 15lbs is very springy and even a 1/2 oz lipless crank needs some careful feathering.
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#6
And of course if you are using a left hand reel then it's opposite.

[youtube]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDI5kwR5zjc[/youtube]

This does sometimes work like a charm before you pull out the crochet needle which also works......
BIG FISH EAT LITTLE FISH....
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#7
Kassie Wrote:I think that the characteristics of the line you put on the reel also impacts on the number of bunches you throw - combined with the lure weights.

For example - i find that Vicious fluorocarbon 15lbs is very springy and even a 1/2 oz lipless crank needs some careful feathering.

I also put tension on the line spool when I transfer it onto the reel. I find that if the line on the reel is wound tighter then I have less nests.
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#8
Hi guys! Thanks so much for all the really great advice, definitely going to give it a go this lekker Friday afternoon! Will report back Smile :eusa_dance:
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