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Abu ct sports mag 6500 spool speed help !

Postby smurfy » Thu Mar 22, 2012 2:26 am

Hi , having trouble with Abu ambasador ct sports mag 6500. Started casting with reel down low and find it a lot easier to load rod but getting a lot of birdies . Just wondering is there a way to judge the right spool speed setting ? Or is the knob on the handle side for something else ? I have worked on laying the line nice and uniform on retrieve and I have the mag brake on 4 at the min . Stopping spool when lead hit water .but sometimes it birdies before I get the chance . Is the spool turning to fast ? Casting off the ground with century carbon metel . Any tips on setting reel up properly would be much appriciated .
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Re: Abu ct sports mag 6500 spool speed help !

Postby AG » Thu Mar 22, 2012 8:53 am

did it do it before when you cast reel up ?
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Re: Abu ct sports mag 6500 spool speed help !

Postby smurfy » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:19 am

Yep some sometimes
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Re: Abu ct sports mag 6500 spool speed help !

Postby roger de dodger » Thu Mar 22, 2012 9:53 am

is it a new model or old ie. two blocks or 6 ,how many magnets are fitted?the knob on the side is to adjust your free play on the spool and nothing to do with slowing down the reel you should have a mil or two of free play when you move the spool from side to side .put the mags on full and work them off till you get a little line lift during the cast,then go back one or two clicks.all reels are slightly different so its just a matter of getting it right for you :wink:
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Re: Abu ct sports mag 6500 spool speed help !

Postby paddyc » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:00 am

roger de dodger wrote:is it a new model or old ie. two blocks or 6 ,how many magnets are fitted?the knob on the side is to adjust your free play on the spool and nothing to do with slowing down the reel you should have a mil or two of free play when you move the spool from side to side .put the mags on full and work them off till you get a little line lift during the cast,then go back one or two clicks.all reels are slightly different so its just a matter of getting it right for you :wink:


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Re: Abu ct sports mag 6500 spool speed help !

Postby kstaff » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:20 am

Put the mags on full and back off as required.
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Re: Abu ct sports mag 6500 spool speed help !

Postby round_ourway » Thu Mar 22, 2012 10:26 am

You can also add some oil into the bearings to slow it down... if it still doing in with the magnets on full, it might have to do with your casting style
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Re: Abu ct sports mag 6500 spool speed help !

Postby smurfy » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:54 pm

Ah I see . I thought it offered same function as bait caster reels for lure fishing for pike. That explains a lot . Thanks . Does anyone know if my casting style suits my rod ? I only got it recently . Will be practicing the pendulum soon to get the extra few yards
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Re: Abu ct sports mag 6500 spool speed help !

Postby kstaff » Thu Mar 22, 2012 12:58 pm

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Re: Abu ct sports mag 6500 spool speed help !

Postby smurfy » Thu Mar 22, 2012 3:06 pm

Just had Dave in Southside have a luck at the reel . I never fitted the centrafugical brakes . Would this help ? I might be down Wicklow way this weekend might pop in for some advice thanks
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Re: Abu ct sports mag 6500 spool speed help !

Postby roger de dodger » Thu Mar 22, 2012 7:27 pm

use two blocks if its still happening with mags on full ,then after a few sessions go to one block ,if your doing ok do away with that too ,once your cast is smooth, mags is all youll need after a few months :wink:
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Re: Abu ct sports mag 6500 spool speed help !

Postby smurfy » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:01 am

Seems the model of rod I got is made for fixed spools . It's the the century c.m. Sre 14ft only coped it when I picked up another c.m 13.5ft yesterday and it has more eyes on it plus they are smaller in diameter . Seems the rod or the advice worked as only one birdie today after 30 or so casts on the beach , Paced out every cast and getting between 100 and 120 paces now with 5oz lead on the multiplier .I'm lanky so one of my paces is a meter or so but Still getting further with the fixed spool. Thanks again for the help
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Re: Abu ct sports mag 6500 spool speed help !

Postby smurfy » Tue Apr 10, 2012 1:01 am

Seems the model of rod I got is made for fixed spools . It's the the century c.m. Sre 14ft only coped it when I picked up another c.m 13.5ft yesterday and it has more eyes on it plus they are smaller in diameter . Seems the rod or the advice worked as only one birdie today after 30 or so casts on the beach , Paced out every cast and getting between 100 and 120 paces now with 5oz lead on the multiplier .I'm lanky so one of my paces is a meter or so but Still getting further with the fixed spool. Thanks again for the help
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