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Baitcaster jigging help

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Ok, I am relearning a baitcaster (Curado 200e).  I have no problem tossing crankbaits but struggle at jigs.  Whenever I flip/pitch, I get some backlash when the jig hits the water.  I have adjusted the cast control and if it's too tight, the jig won't sink and too loose, I seem to get some gnarly backlashes.  I have been fine tuning it but can't seem to find a happy medium.  Any pointers?  

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are you stopping the spool with your thumb when the bait hits the water?

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I am.  Should I be more forceful on the pressure?  Also, whenver I am getting the backlash out, I notice the P-line I am using has a more memory than I am used to.

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try stopping it completely.

and Pline has a lot of memory. Try a line conditioner.

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I will do that.  I assume after it hits the water and I have stopped it to slowly let pressure off.  I have tried line conditioner before but haven't sprayed it on recently.  Thanks for the reminder.

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yeah, stop the spool when it hits the water and then take your thumb off the spool once it starts sinking. At that point I usually pull out a little bit of line so that the bait will fall straight down.

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