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well I just bought a new bait casting reel (Pro Qualifer) off of ebay, after using my diawa bait casting reel which I have used ever since I was 10 haha im 22 now.

I am not too expirence with pitching.....

just recently learned about it from youtube actually.... kinda got the hang of it i guess.  But I get bad back lashes from it even before the lure hits the water ..... but when i tighten the spool it won't go out far enough barely even 10 feet.... and I am not too sure what to do with the nob on the other side of the reel handle... it goes from 0 to 10...... my old reel just had a line on it going from skinny to wider.... probably didnt even work right.  I got the hang of keeping it form being backlashed by casting it over my shoulder all the time, I know all about the thumb holding, but now I  think the bearings are shot on it cause it is very tight when casting and reeling in even after lubing it...

so any suggestions on how to adjust my new reel would be great, I am a plastic worm fisherman for the most part with it.... but spinner bait/jig adjustments would be great also

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There are others more qualified than me to answer this, but I will give it a shot. It sounds to me that your lure might be on the light side and that you are casting a little too hard to try and get some distance out of it. Try using a 1/2 oz weight, and let the momentum of the lure and a light amount of wrist action cast it.

The dial on the side controls the spool rotational speed at the start of the cast, or, at least it tries to. Turn it up to 10, and that should help to start with. I usually turn the spool tension down for pitchin. With a heavy lure and low tension on the spool, this rig will almost cast itself. It works for me.

For some more info, go to the top of the page, go to Fishing Articles, and under that to fishing techniques. There are 3 good articles on pitching that can help you out.

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well I just bought a new bait casting reel (Pro Qualifer) off of ebay, after using my diawa bait casting reel which I have used ever since I was 10 haha im 22 now.

I am not too expirence with pitching.....

just recently learned about it from youtube actually.... kinda got the hang of it i guess. But I get bad back lashes from it even before the lure hits the water ..... but when i tighten the spool it won't go out far enough barely even 10 feet.... and I am not too sure what to do with the nob on the other side of the reel handle... it goes from 0 to 10...... my old reel just had a line on it going from skinny to wider.... probably didnt even work right. I got the hang of keeping it form being backlashed by casting it over my shoulder all the time, I know all about the thumb holding, but now I think the bearings are shot on it cause it is very tight when casting and reeling in even after lubing it...

so any suggestions on how to adjust my new reel would be great, I am a plastic worm fisherman for the most part with it.... but spinner bait/jig adjustments would be great also

i would say practice practice practice. the nob on the other side of the handle is your anti-backlash control. when working as it should the backlash control will help with backlash after the bait has hit the water. if youre backlashing in mid-cast you need to add spool tension.

i find standing on a bucket helps because you wont bang your rod tip on the ground while practicing. start out pitching at something close and go from there.

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well I just bought a new bait casting reel (Pro Qualifer) off of ebay, after using my diawa bait casting reel which I have used ever since I was 10 haha im 22 now.

I am not too expirence with pitching.....

just recently learned about it from youtube actually.... kinda got the hang of it i guess.  But I get bad back lashes from it even before the lure hits the water ..... but when i tighten the spool it won't go out far enough barely even 10 feet.... and I am not too sure what to do with the nob on the other side of the reel handle... it goes from 0 to 10...... my old reel just had a line on it going from skinny to wider.... probably didnt even work right.  I got the hang of keeping it form being backlashed by casting it over my shoulder all the time, I know all about the thumb holding, but now I  think the bearings are shot on it cause it is very tight when casting and reeling in even after lubing it...

so any suggestions on how to adjust my new reel would be great, I am a plastic worm fisherman for the most part with it.... but spinner bait/jig adjustments would be great also

Try a little reading here........

Basic Baitcast Reel Setup 101

The lots of practice, practice, and more practice!  

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