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I'm always trying to figure out the right balance between spool resistance and lure weight. I usually set it so the lure drops slowly for about 10 inches and then stops, but from time to time still get some nasty backlashes. It is so frustrating becuase it generally nests up and you have to cut out the mess. I usually use my bait caster for Pike fising and have it strung with 20 lb flouro. Any reccomendations on how to minimalize backlashes. I know it is just a part of using a bait caster, but am curious if there are other things I should be doing. It only takes one good backlash to screw up a good day on the water. Luckily I take several rods with me each time. Thanks in advance for any advice. Going to hit up Stagecoach this weekend. Looking for that big 20+ lb ike.
 

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I agree with you farmerted regarding the tendency for more backlashes with lighter lures. It's usually not a problem huckin big baits. The thumb has a lot to do with stopping a backlash before it gets ugly. Thanks for your insight fellas.
 
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