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always birdnest when the power is on??

Postby froggsticks » Sun Aug 02, 2009 9:20 pm

Guys im a beginner to the multipliers, I have an Okuma magnetics and Im using a 14ft Penn Surfblaster Ruff Stuff and its very stiff. Does anyone have experiance with this rod and reel? Is it possible to hit 200 yards plus with this combination, I can only hit about 150. So everytime I go for the big one using an off the ground cast (not into the pendulums yet) I get wonder birdnests, I think it is because the spool is slipping under my fingers too early in the swing. Does this sound like the reason? The wieght goes out about 80-90 yards then I hear the spool cracklin, the wieght stops in midair an comes back towards me.
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Re: always birdnest when the power is on??

Postby AG » Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:30 pm

if its 80 yards out its not spool slip. could be the mags are not full on ? or even down to line lay ? if your hitting 150 yards your cast must be ok so something like the above comes into play '
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Re: always birdnest when the power is on??

Postby Jonny » Sun Aug 02, 2009 10:44 pm

Your setup should be grand for 200yrds. I have the Outasight myself it has a lot less power but still capable of 200+.
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Re: always birdnest when the power is on??

Postby froggsticks » Tue Aug 04, 2009 8:50 pm

thanks guys, yeah I think it might be line lay, I remember getting a bad snag before I went for the cast I will have to keep an eye on that to see if it occurs again after a cast. an sweet if I can hit 200+
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Re: always birdnest when the power is on??

Postby Jonny » Tue Aug 04, 2009 9:56 pm

You are more than welcome to take a run up to one of the Ulster Casting club meets. Should be able to give you a few pointers plus you will have a measured court to play around on.
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Re: always birdnest when the power is on??

Postby froggsticks » Thu Aug 06, 2009 7:48 am

Cool thanks I will check the site out and get the details
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