Jump to content
Sign in to follow this  
TrippyJai

Backlash problem on Curado DPV

Recommended Posts

Out of all the reels I own, this is the only reel that gives me backlash and I have no idea why. It gives me backlash sometimes on the outer edges of the spool which my finger ain't wide enough to cover. The line always come up from the edge of the spool.

I set my brakes to 3 out of 6, I am using 10lb McCoy Mean Green and I set my casting knob just right. The reel is paired it up with a 7' Clarus and this combo is smooth and can cast a mile, but once in a while, I get that d**n outer edge backlash. Any idea why?

If I make a long cast, usually it is fine "most" of the time. Shorter casts will definitely give me backlash most of the time. When The line is wet, it doesn't backlash as often, but still does. HELP!

Might need a new cranking reel.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Oh and one more thing, maybe I should stop the spool with my thumb before my lure hits the lure?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is simply due to the spool weight.  The more line a spool holds....the heavier it becomes.  150yds+ of line weighs quite a bit, and your baits are having a hard time trying to accelerate the spool when you cast.  When you do launch your bait....heavier spools are harder to stop as well, and are more prone to backlashing.  It just comes with the territory of reels that hold a lot of line....

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Oh and one more thing, maybe I should stop the spool with my thumb before my lure hits the lure?

If you mean before the lure hits the water, I'd say yes, you should feather it down to a stop.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The reel backlashing has nothing to to with your thumb 's width, if such thing had to do anything with the reel backlashing I would have been in trouble the moment I purchased my first baitcaster, I 've got small hands and my thumb isn 't wide enough for the spool of a Chronarch Mg.

The problem is that you don 't stop the spool rotation with your thumb when the bait hits the water. It 's a problem of eye-hand coordination that gets solved by practice.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sent PM.  :)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
The reel backlashing has nothing to to with your thumb 's width, if such thing had to do anything with the reel backlashing I would have been in trouble the moment I purchased my first baitcaster, I 've got small hands and my thumb isn 't wide enough for the spool of a Chronarch Mg.

The problem is that you don 't stop the spool rotation with your thumb when the bait hits the water. It 's a problem of eye-hand coordination that gets solved by practice.

I did notice this when I was fishing, but I ended up backlashing and haven't re-spooled the line yet. I will keep this in mind the next time I take my crankbait rod out.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I bought the same reel last week & noticed that it does backlash a bit more than my other Shimano b/c reels.

I am using 20(6) Power Pro w/ half the spool backed w/ 10 lb mono.  I use 3 pink stock brakes.  I may try & use 3 green brakes & see if that improves.  I may switch to 30(8) braid...maybe 20(6) is just too light for this reel.  I'm using the 20(6) braid so I can get my cranks deeper w/ the thinner line.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Oh and one more thing, maybe I should stop the spool with my thumb before my lure hits the lure?

This is the source of your backlash. And yes, you should stop the spool from spinning right before the lure hits the water or anything else. Also, it is irrelevant whether you feather it to stop or stop it dead cold. Just stop the spool from spinning.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Create an account or sign in to comment

You need to be a member in order to leave a comment

Create an account

Sign up for a new account in our community. It's easy!

Register a new account

Sign in

Already have an account? Sign in here.

Sign In Now
Sign in to follow this  

  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.

  • fishing

    bass fishing

    fishing forum

    fishing rods

    fishing rods

    fishing rods


    fishing rods

    fishing reels
    fishing gear

    Truck Caps

    fishing reels
    fishing reels

    fishing

    bass fish

    fish for bass
    fish

×