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General Bass Fishing Discussion => Rods, Reels and Fishing Line => Reels => Topic started by: Flat Rock on August 19, 2019, 09:46:02 PM

Title: BC Brakes
Post by: Flat Rock on August 19, 2019, 09:46:02 PM
Now that I am casting pretty consistently, I'm ready to begin to back off on the brakes and spool tension.  I watched a few vids on uTube and I came across one that talked about using odd pin settings.   

This got me to thinking...  Why or what is the benefit to using even pin settings ?   I mean if 2 is not enough and 4 is too much, why not just use 3 ?   And if you want a freer spool but don't want a complete free spool.. why not just use 1 pin just to give just a little brake drag ?
Title: Re: BC Brakes
Post by: LgMouthGambler on August 20, 2019, 04:09:49 AM
What kind of reels are you referring to?

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Title: Re: BC Brakes
Post by: zippyduck on August 20, 2019, 05:35:09 AM
I believe you bought a Daiwa fuego. If that is true then you have no pins. I would not try to remove the side plates if I was you.
Title: Re: BC Brakes
Post by: Flat Rock on August 20, 2019, 08:55:46 AM
What kind of reels are you referring to?

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At this moment a Lews Tourn that has 4 pins, 2 pins on is factory default.   I believe one of the vids I was looking at was a Kastking.  I wouldn't think brand  matter, centrifugal brake is just that and each pin adds a certain amount of drag.  Of course the guys would talk about thumb control.  I think the biggest reason they talked about was spool freedom and allowing line to drop straight down and being able to feel what's happening.   I doubt I'll ever get to that point, but I have found I can cast a lot further, flip a lot easier with less effort.
Title: Re: BC Brakes
Post by: LgMouthGambler on August 20, 2019, 09:13:49 AM
Set spool tension to just eliminate "side to side" play. Then, set the brakes to where you are comfotable. There is no set "standard", everyones ability/style will be different, and will cause different settings of the brakes to be used.
Title: Re: BC Brakes
Post by: Flat Rock on August 20, 2019, 03:26:37 PM
Set spool tension to just eliminate "side to side" play. Then, set the brakes to where you are comfotable. There is no set "standard", everyones ability/style will be different, and will cause different settings of the brakes to be used.


Thanks... That makes sense.   I've just seen/heard that you had to set the pins in pairs... I just never understood why. 
Title: Re: BC Brakes
Post by: LgMouthGambler on August 20, 2019, 03:32:48 PM

Thanks... That makes sense.   I've just seen/heard that you had to set the pins in pairs... I just never understood why.

Nah, not enough weight to make a difference. But I did have a lot of fun messing with a past member on it.  lo Good times.  ~beer~