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For someone just starting out with baitcasters would it be better for them to learn on a reel that has both magnetic brakes and centerfugal brakes or does it matter?

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It would be easier to learn with a centrifical only reel or both. 

The mag brakes by themselves  won't help you with preventing backlashes when casting or with casting distance  

 

Mike

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My personal opinion is go with dual brakes or the MagForce 3D on certain Daiwa reels.  I think that centrifugal only brakes are a bit better than magnetic only for learning.  I wouldn't know for sure because I learned on the original Fuegos.  :D  I will say it was a steep learning curve for me, but that is probably just me as I read of guys learning on the mag only Lew's in a half hour.

I have to disagree with Mike that "mag brakes by themselves won't help you with preventing backlashes when casting or with casting distance."  I think a lot of Daiwa users would agree with me.  I have no problem zinging a lure with my mag only Gen 1 STX and have made some of my longest casts with it.  Believe me when I say I can't cast with zero brakes...with the exception of my T3 reels with MagForce 3D braking.

Distance wise I don't see much difference between a Curado 51E or Chronarch 101A and a TD-Z 105H or Alphas.  Or a Chronarch 100B versus a Zillion.  I think the rod and lure play a bigger part in distance than the reel does although I do think some reels are a bit better than others.  First cast with my Helios Air and I went "Wow.  This thing can cast."  BUT...my 201E7, 50th Zillion, Primmus, STX will cast just as far.  Two are mag only and two are centrifugal only.  Haven't used an aerodynamic lure on my latest two Lew's yet...both have dual brakes...but they are no slouch putting a 1/2 oz. spinnerbait out there quite aways.

I have a feeling Mike was yanking your chain.  :lol:

 

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I think the Daiwa Magforce Z and 3D systems are the most forgiving I've ever used.  3D is almost magic!

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On 6/21/2016 at 7:19 PM, Jeff H said:

I think the Daiwa Magforce Z and 3D systems are the most forgiving I've ever used.  3D is almost magic!

I agree the 3D brakes are super good.

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On June 20, 2016 at 1:06 PM, Buffdaddy54 said:

For someone just starting out with baitcasters would it be better for them to learn on a reel that has both magnetic brakes and centerfugal brakes or does it matter?

centerfugal or avs less backlash.

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I think most beginners would benefit more from a braking system than a magnetic one for the main reason most of their backlashes are the result of the initial overspin of the spool.  Beginners have a tendency to snap their wrist in an attempt to get distance on their cast, which causes the overspin. 

A reel similar to the Lew's LaserPro Speed Spool with both systems is a great entry level reel for beginners as it can help eliminate the two most common causes of backlashes and, once their skill level increases, transitions well to little or no control on either system.

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