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Right now, I have 3 brakes on my Citica E and Curado 200D. They cast smooth and I don't even have to use a thumb on them. I was wondering if I should drop it down to 2 and maybe get more distance? How will 2 do in the wind? I just want to set it and forget it.

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Mine are every other one (3 of 6)

I'll take less back lashes over a few feet in distance ;)

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2 of 6 on my Revo S-L and Chronarch 51MG.  About 1/2 way on Tour Edition 1171 (with some tweaking)

Maybe I should follow Catt's lead and go back to 3 brakes  ;)

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4 in an "X" pattern.

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Yeah, you guys are right. I should just leave it at 3, set it and forget it.

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I have 2 on for my Revo, my Citica 200D I use 4 on for some reason I backlash with the citica at any lower setting. The revo has 12lb yozuri hybrid, the citica is 40lb power pro braid not sure if that is making a difference or not. I am new to BC reels so I am not the best with them yet either.....

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I have 3 on all of my Shimano reels. Curado, Citica and MG. The only thing I ever adjust is the cast control knob. For the brakes set it and forget it.

Later, ;)

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2 of the 'heavy' brakes on , on my citica 201d.

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try it and find out.

Word!

8-)

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Right now I have two on my Revo-S.

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My general starting point is two.  The only time I put three on is if I'm pitch'n.  Once and awhile I'll go down to one.....if it's a calm day and I need to chuck a crank or trap as far as I can.

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Depends on the lure. Normally 3. If I'm throwing a lighter crank like a shad rap or something of the sort, ill bump it to 4.

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Right now, I have 3 brakes on my Citica E and Curado 200D. They cast smooth and I don't even have to use a thumb on them. I was wondering if I should drop it down to 2 and maybe get more distance? How will 2 do in the wind? I just want to set it and forget it.

You might get another 3-5 yards. I think you are gravitating to what many of us conclude after some time. 2 on and 4 off. What an awesome setting! I use 2 myself and don't change it from there. You will still be able to cast with the thumb completely off for sure. I know because that is what I do. 2 in the wind is fine if the lure is heavy enough. Set it and forget it with 2 brakes. Even for pitching.  8-)

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