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Old 06-23-07, 04:16 PM   #1
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Default Abu Garcia Revo STX Cast Reel

i have just bought one of these reels and i am haveing trouble. when i cast it always backlashes and knots up i dont no what i am doing wrong can any one help me i have tried 6 lb test line 10 lb and 17 lb teast lines and diffrent brands can anyone hel please thank you very much!!
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Old 06-23-07, 04:30 PM   #2
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Old 06-23-07, 05:24 PM   #3
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Go to this link, http://pages.infinit.net/fishing/bait101.htm and do "EXACTLY" what it says. You have to take baby steps first with baitcasting, if you think you are gonna grab one, and just start throwing it like a pro, you have a lot to learn. They take Practice, and more practice, and more practice, and more practice. Then just when you think you are getting the hang of it, you need more pratice, and more practice.


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Old 06-23-07, 06:32 PM   #4
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ok thank you
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Old 06-23-07, 06:35 PM   #5
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When I first got it, I loved it and hated it. It's the best reel I've ever owned. It's sooo smooth and it casts soooo far. When I owned my Pflueger Purist, I thought I could cast without getting a backlash on any reel. When I casted my Garcia, I had a mess. You can set it properly, then as you get better, slowly loosen the tension knob. I barely ever use it now.
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Old 06-23-07, 06:41 PM   #6
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so u just tighten the tension ?
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Old 06-23-07, 07:00 PM   #7
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Yeah. Set it - then cast to see if you set it properly. Adjust it some more until you can cast just right.
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Old 06-23-07, 07:08 PM   #8
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ok ok well at least i no nbow that i didnt waist 150$ wow thank you
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Old 06-23-07, 07:09 PM   #9
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what rod would go good with this?
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Did you get a Revo SX or STX? The rod depends on which techniques and baits you'll be using.
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i bought the stx. but i will be using topwaters and buss baits not much plastics i was thinking like a 6'6 would that be good?
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Cool. Where did you get the STX for $150 from? For topwater... I'd say a 6'6" Medium or Medium Heavy. If you're using poppers with treble hooks, you don't want much backbone, but if you're using buzzbaits and frogs, you want a heavier longer rod for a more powerful hookset. Are you tall or short? The 7' rod will be easier to handle for tall people. Just don't get tooo picky or detailed.
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i bought it at walmart but i am only 14 so i am 5'6
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Cool. I'm a little bit more than an inch taller. I like 6'6" rods. If you're fishing buzzbaits, the long rod helps to lift the buzzbait onto the surface of the water quickly. I know it sounds little, but all the little things put together in a days worth of fishing is a LOT. A longer rod also helps when you're fishing with toads, because you want a good hookset, and the longer the rod, the more line it moves with one sweep. For popping baits, a short rod is lighter, causing less fatigue, and it's also easier to twitch. A 6'6" is a great all around rod.
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Old 06-23-07, 09:25 PM   #15
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yeah ok i think i will stick with it then thank you but do u think i should practise and get better with the baitcast or do u think i should just keep fishing with the open face?
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Old 06-24-07, 01:11 AM   #16
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Run the baitcaster til you backlash so bad you need to pick it out at home, then switch to your spinner. That way you get practice in and can roll to something more familiar when you bugger it up too bad to fix quickly. This works for me. Still in the early stages of learning a baitcaster mysself. Seems I can rip off about 30 or 40 good or at least decent casts, then WHAM a great blue heron takes up residence in my reel... time to switch rods...
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oh ok thank you i will do that today
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