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How Do I Get More Distance With My BC Setup??

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Hey Guys I was on the lake yesterday and I was  cranking with my new crank bait setup.  I have a Pfleuger Trion on a 6'6'' Med Cabelas Fish Eagle II GREAT COMBO!!!  I was fishing in about 20' to 30' of  water and I was using a deep diving bait.  By the time the bait got back to thye boat it was only at 12'.  I think I need more distance to get the bait deeper. My only concern with this combo is that I have had problems with every other BC reel I've had.  I was thinking about taking off another brake but I am to scared to.  Is there anything else I could do?  I also have a #10 mono line on. I read a article from Mike Ike that by changing the line it will change the preformance and depth of the baits.  I don't think I can or should go lower on my line for this reel. Do you?

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Use heavier crankbaits or ones that are more aerodynamic. I can tell you that crankbaits, even if they weigh the same, won't cast the same.

The Rapala DT6 is an example of a crankbait that casts excellently, better than most.

If you are getting about 75-80', you are actually doing alright. A line with a thinner diameter could also contribute a bit to casting distance and ensuring that the lure's weight falls within the specs of the rod.

lastly, technique (mechanics of the cast) play a role. Learning to load the rod properly ensures optimum and maximized casts when desired.

I too have a trion. At least in my hands, it does not fair well with lures at 1/4 or less without some serious fine tuning. I love the reel, but when it comes down to that weight, my trion can't hold a candle to any of my shimanos.

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I wouldn't not go lower than 10lb, in fact, i would not even go under 12lb unless it was sufix elite!

You could try getting the brakes really loose, and hope you don't get any back lashes! Try getting sinking crank bait to get it down deeper, but I find slow floaters do better. The only other idea I got would to use a heavier crank, like a DT, but that's not cheep crank!

    Hope this helps!

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Casting distance is ruled by a conjunction of a lot of factors like: line ( type & diameter ), rod action & power ( the lure is within rod specs to load properly ), rod lenght ( longer rods cast farther because you have more leverage ), lure ( weight, aerodynamic profile ), reel ( spool weight, type of spool supporting bearings, , braking system, lubrication ), casting technique and so on.

For example, you say you have 10 lb test nylon, the catch is which type, XL doesn 't cast like Big Game or XT even being the same diameter. Brake settings and line tension also play a role. Like IB mentioned, lure aerodynamics ( jerkbaits like the original Rapala cast like crap ) and perhaps you reel isn 't the best distance achiever.

What you should do ? well the only thing you can do is to experiment.

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Ok thanks guys.  So I really have no choice but to play around with it and make some changes. I might try taking off one brake to see how I do.

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That's Catt's favorite video ;D

Yelp but does it not show you how to get you crank bait deeper?  :)

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Catt, thanks for this video.  I was just thinking about how much I would like to see this again the other day.

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