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Brake Adjustments on Casting Reels

Old 04-22-2006, 12:14 PM
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Default Brake Adjustments on Casting Reels

I've just purchased my first Casting Reel (Curado BSF 201).
Could someone please explain to me how the brake settings work? For example, what would be the difference between activating two of the weights side by side vs. across from one another or other combinations?
Any and all info. is appreciated
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Old 04-22-2006, 12:31 PM
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Default Re: Brake Adjustments on Casting Reels

The centrifigal force pushes them outward, reducing spool speed, cast distance and backlash potential. You can use any combination. One out five in...etc etc. More in = less drag, more out = more drag. (these weights only affect your spool during casting) This, in conjunction with your spool tension knob determines how far you can cast without backlashes. (skilled thumb work is still needed also)

One hint is to get a specific rod/reel set for let's say...1/2 ounce lures, and do not use the same rod/reel for 3/16 ounce stuff or you will have to "reset" the reel.

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