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I just bought a Curado 200e7 and I'm having some problems with casting. (this is NOT my 1st baitcaster) anyhow I'm using a 6'10" MH extra fast johhny morris rod and casting weightless senkos ( cast great with my daiwa 153hsta) the problem is that with 3 on and 3 off the very begining of the cast starts out in a huge backlash, the only way I can prevent this is to thumb the reel the entire time or tighten the cast control knob so tight that the lure will not fall on its own.

I noticed they give you 2 different color brake pins in the box, are they any different?

The reel acts like the brakes arent even engaged.

Any ideas????

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This is your fault. Shimanos don't backlash. Haven't you heard?

Seriously though, check to make sure the brakes you want on are really on and moving freeling on their shafts. Make sure the ones you want off are really off. Make sure the inside of the ring in the sideplate that those brakes make contact in is clean and dry of oil.  Take a q-tip and wipe it clean.  Then make sure you spool tension knob is set so that your lure falls slowly but when it hits the ground your spools does not keep spinning.

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I noticed they give you 2 different color brake pins in the box, are they any different?

The reel acts like the brakes arent even engaged.

Any ideas????

http://www.bassresource.com/bass_fishing_forums/YaBB.pl?num=1236278089

I occasionally get a flare-up at the beginning of the cast with one of my Curados.  I just figure I'm getting a little wild with the snap cast.

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Just to point out..if your getting a "nest, or over run at the begining of the cast, it's the brakes, if your getting the nest/overrun at the end of the cast, it's your Thumb / spool friction is too loose.

And yeah, those Snap cast's will cause havoc sometimes..lol

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The Curado should easily handle weightless senkos, I am just not sure the rod can handle this light of a lure.  Try tying on a 3/8oz or up lure and see if it casts ok.  If so then then your problem is the rod.  If not then the problem is the reel.  My first 201E7 would birds nest if you looked at it, my second one is flawless.

Yeah I know a senko isn't that light.  But also what size are you trying to throw?  4", 5" etc...

Later, :o

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5" senko and it weighs 1/2 oz.with a 4/0 hook according to my scale.

well I fixed it somehow. lol. I changed to the green weights and I cleaned the brake drum with a q-tip and alcohol, works perfectley now. actually may need to go back to the red brakes now, I think the brake drum had some oil on it...

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The most Important part of baitcasting is the use of your Thumb..train it, and the birdsnest's should all but go away. Oth, pro overruns still may occure..lol

BTW, my Son throws weightless plastic's (sencos) all the time, his rig is a BPS Jonny Morris BC reel, and a Rick Clunn 7' mf rod.

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The most Important part of baitcasting is the use of your Thumb..train it, and the birdsnest's should all but go away. Oth, pro overruns still may occure..lol

BTW, my Son throws weightless plastic's (sencos) all the time, his rig is a BPS Jonny Morris BC reel, and a Rick Clunn 7' mf rod.

but he said hes getting backlashes right in the beginning,not middle or end of his cast,so that pretty much has nothing to do with his thumb.if the birdnest is in the beginning of your cast its your brakes,double check them and your spool knoband make sure none of your line is wrapped up on eachother id walk some line out to make sure its not twisted or some of it knoted together.

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I had no problems with any other reel, bps, daiwa etc, but this shimano wouldnt even cast without your thunb on the spool the entire time, like NO Breaks at all. anyhow its much,MUCH, better now

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FishDontLikeMe...I did comment on that, I was trying to point out how important the thumb is overall.  :o

Just to point out..if your getting a "nest, or over run at the begining of the cast, it's the brakes, if your getting the nest/overrun at the end of the cast, it's your Thumb / spool friction is too loose.

And yeah, those Snap cast's will cause havoc sometimes..lol

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