Bass Fishing HomeBass Fishing Forums

Go Back   BassFishin.Com Forums > Additional Categories > Casual Fishing Discussions & Novice Questions

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 09-18-12, 08:44 AM   #1
F16 1UB
BassFishin.Com Active Member
 
F16 1UB's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2011
Location: The Villages, FL
Posts: 102
Default Backlash Problems? Maybe Here's Your Fix.

I was at a club meeting the other night & speaking was local Bass Angler Tim Fredericks, the 6th place finisher of a B.A.S.S. Open held on the Harris Chain in FL last Feb. Fredericks was asked, "I keep getting backlashes on my casting reels.... What can I do?" Fredericks mentioned several things including reel adjustments but what got my attention was this....Place a small piece of scotch tape across your spool at the end of your farthest cast. Well I'll be.... So if you're 1 that falls into this category you may want to try it.
F16 1UB is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-12, 11:00 AM   #2
keithdog
BassFishin.Com Premier Elite
 
keithdog's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: IN
Posts: 8,308
Default

I've heard that before. It always sounded like sound advice for someone who is new to baitcasters. Even us old timers could benefit when we get the occation nest.
__________________
Just one more cast, and then some!
keithdog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-12, 12:18 PM   #3
joedog
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
 
Join Date: Jun 2011
Location: JANESVILLE,WI. 53545
Posts: 3,415
Default

You know I've heard this too but could never understand 'where' to put the tape.
Now I do, thanks.
I'm fairly proficient with BCs and do alot of switching between spinning and BCs. Don't have a challenge but when I switch lighter from heavy lures I can get backlashed on first cast when baitcasting. I have a tendency to grab and toss and also use very little tension cause long casting being a shorebuster now, is usually one of my objectives. I very well understand, I think, how and when to adjust the BCs it's just I can go from a 1/16 to a 3/4 and back in as little as an half hour. Shorebusting you rarely have a dozen poles preset so transfering baits or switching numerous times in an outing is often, for me anyways.
Thanks for the clarification, I may even try it even though the first thing I learned was how to get backlashes out eassier, posted here many a time too, the inconvenience of backlashes drives me nuts somedays.
__________________
"Fishing isn't life or death... it's more important than that."
joedog is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-12, 03:48 PM   #4
pro reel
BassFishin.Com Veteran Member
 
pro reel's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Wichita Kansas
Posts: 761
Default

You make the farthest cast you posibly can, then pull off a few more yards. Put the tape there and it will stop deep backlash without ever interfering with your casting. One thing I can add, use one full wrap of tape to keep the spool in balance.
pro reel is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 09-18-12, 04:43 PM   #5
bassboogieman
BassFishin.Com Super Veteran
 
bassboogieman's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location: Parkesburg, Pa.
Posts: 3,762
Default

Many anglers use a variation of what you've explained, ie: fill a spool about 2/3 full, or to within a cast lengh whichever you prefer, with a cheap backing line, tie on the preferred main line, then use a full wrap of electrical tape around the spool, which prevents the line from digging into the backing line. Accomplishes about the same thing, but using the cheap backing line will save you a little money over a few years, especially when using braid or flurocarbon.

Last edited by bassboogieman; 09-18-12 at 04:55 PM.
bassboogieman is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Disclosure / Disclaimer
Before acting on the content posted, you should know that BassFishin.Com may benefit financially and otherwise from content, advertising, links or otherwise from anything you click on, read, or look at on our website. Click here to read our Disclosure Policy and Disclaimer.


Currently Active Users Viewing This Thread: 1 (0 members and 1 guests)
 
Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 10:07 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2021, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
2013 BassFishin.Com LLC