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Help Casting With The Skeet Reese Victory Baitcast

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Hello. I bought this reel at wal-mart 2 weeks ago. I was eager to buy a baitcast reel. I'm used to spinning reels. I got 6lb stren mono installed. I set the adjustments on the reel for a weightless rig. You just take the side cap off it and it has a knob that I set to 1. I had many birdnests learning how to cast it, good amount of time spent untangling it. I know I can't cast overhead with it because it don't lob through the air it shoots straight at a downward angle. I can't cast the lure to the right side of me either it tends to go either straight or to the left, I'm right handed. I tried releasing my thumb early didn't get it to work.

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Try watching this if you havent

http://www.bassresou...baitcaster.html

See if this helps, you may want to try a higher lb test also. Try setting that know to a higher setting, thats for the brakes. You can set them to the highest and work your way down

Start out with sidearm casts and get comfortable with that. You can also use your thumb to feather the spool and help with the backlashing. Once its adjusted properly for the lure you are using you usually can cast and have no overruns or birdsnest,

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I think that reel has centrifugal brakes on it. Try putting some of them on. Also, that 6lb line might not be a good idea, You might wanna swap that out with 12 lb.

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Yeah, I have this reel and it is a bit "touchy," at times. But, once you get it dialed in say, with a 1/2oz. for some top water action, it is the farthest reaching reel I own.

Swap out to heavier line start at 12#, like what ^ said. You have to be a litte bit more aware of keeping your thumb on the spool with this reel.

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LWD, you might want to start out with a heavier bait. Maybe even a casting plug.

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If you haven't, check out the sticky above about baitcaster setup. spool up with 12lb or heavier line and practice with a heavier weight. Peel off a cast and a half worth of line and put some electrical tape across the spool. This will keep the inevitable backlash from digging in too deep making it easier to clear. make sure the rod you are using is appropriate the weight of the bait you're throwing. If the the casts still go off target you need to adjust your release point just like throwing a ball.

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I agree with what has been said....heavier line will fix the problem. If you're looking for a baitcaster to throw 6# line, you won't find it at WalMart! Be prepared to shell out some serious $ for a JDM model of some sorts.

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buy a diferent reel,. the victorys are junk

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When i was learning how to use a baitcaster i put the brakes on all the way almost. Then id gradually loosen them as i got more comfortable. I still keep my brakes pretty tight compared to most. Id rather lose 5 feet on my cast than pick a backlash out every 10 casts.

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Readthe set up instructions with the reel, then read the set up instuctions in the forum, buy a practice plug and practice, practice. practice.

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buy a diferent reel,. the victorys are junk

Couldn't have said it better.........or with less tact.........myself LOL.

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