I completely agree which is why I said I don't prefer them because I backlash with them more then the Revo, I'm not saying that the Shimano's aren't great reels because they are, But me personally I have trouble with using that type of breaking system, which is why i want to go with something else. But I will let you know when i'm ready to sell the shimano's only thing is they are left handed not sure which side you prefer.BigSlick wrote:Backlashes are definitely user error, but if you want to unload those Shimanos cheap, lemme know.
tmoney wrote:What kind of line are you using on the Shimanos? I never really have backlashes, and like to run the reels fully open. Never have to thumb the reel. Maybe you could just invest in better bearings, and that would help? Just a thought.
The only reels that I like under $100 are the Lews.
I hope you find something that works for you.
I do adjust adjust for each lure just as bassinTed had described.BigSlick wrote:where's your spool tension set? Are you adjusting for individual lure weight?
I already said this before and getting the sense that you like telling me it's my error. I know this! I admitted it before! I never said the reel was the culprit, I just don't like that breaking system, and if you read before I DON'T have the same issue with my REVO SX which has a DIFFERENT braking system. I understand you know alot about fishing but I know how I fish and what works for me.Fluke wrote:It is definitely user error, and to throw the towel in on the reel being the culprit is not worth it because you will have the same issues or possibly worse issues with a cheaper reel.
Thank you for the help, this make sense, I will pay more attention to it when I go out next time, I believe it may be towards the beginning, but I adjust my spool tension accordingly(same as bassinTed described) Not sure what I'm going to do with them just yet... I might try and work with em a bit more. Thanks for the help.Cranked wrote:If you are over running at the beginning of the cast, your spool tension needs to be adjusted. If it's at the end, it's the brake that needs adjusting.
Run your line out completely and wind it back in. Sometimes the way it spools after a lot of use will have it criss crossed too much and cause the line to peel off erratically
Which ones? and trade for which Shimano's also I only use left handed reels.Winnebasschamp wrote:I've got two Daiwa's, brand new, I'll trade ya for two shimanos! Lemme know!
I wouldn't mind trying to get up and see what the differences are. I might try and go wade the Fox with TrunkMonkey on Saturday morning.1080tommy wrote:when I do it is always me trying to over cast or poorly adjusting the reel settings for that individual lure. I ususally have two brakes on and rarely have to thumb the reels. Maybe we can hook up sometime and just see what the difference is in how you are setting your reel for each lure. I don't mean to insult your intelligence but the first time I casted my Core, I got a horrible birds nest and was thinking, I can not believe I just paid what I paid for this thing.
Fluke wrote:It is definitely user error, and to throw the towel in on the reel being the culprit is not worth it because you will have the same issues or possibly worse issues with a cheaper reel.
Juicebox2002 wrote: I already said this before and getting the sense that you like telling me it's my error. I know this! I admitted it before! I never said the reel was the culprit, I just don't like that breaking system, and if you read before I DON'T have the same issue with my REVO SX which has a DIFFERENT braking system. I understand you know alot about fishing but I know how I fish and what works for me.
it's all good man, it is a comfort thing for me with the Revo. Is the centrifugal braking system better than magnetic? Or is it just a preference thing? That's why I was asking originally about which reels had a similar breaking system (magnetic) to the Revo. I was looking at the Daiwa's mention above but don't wanna lose out too much on the money already invested.Fluke wrote:Sorry if I came across putting you down man, that wasn't my intention at all.
This is one of the reasons why I kinda wanted to switch to the Daiwa's Exceler's because they offer a 4.9:1, 6.3:1 and a 7.1:1 in LH, it's hard for me to find LH reels with that much variety in gears, still be the same reel and at a decent price. I noticed when I was fishing with the Shimano's and switching back and forth I was spending more than half my time fixing my backlash then fishing. I'm still unsure what I wanna do... thanx for all the help guys.Winnebasschamp wrote:Use what you prefer, a little hint, you always see guys with every different brand of reel, rod. All the pro's have the same rods/reels, yeah I realize they're sponsered whatever BUT it is much easier to switch to another setup if it FEELS exactly the same or real similar to the last one. Makes ya a better cast, more efficient fisherman. I'm amazed more guys don't take advantage of this obvious advantage over the next guy.. AND i feel it's pure B.S. that one reel should be used for this and one for that. They all are great, ideally a reel lineup has all the gear ratios and RH LH. When you start thinking from a tournament aspect towards fishing, I believe you become better overall. Who wants to go out there, catch nothing, and say it was the time of their life? I guess if they got a good BJ from some hot random chick then ya!
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