Ok I'm going to avoid trying yo use official terms here for clarity, so bear with me.
You know how you are supposed to unlock the reel and turn the knob on the side until the bait drops slowly to the ground and stops? I'm not sure if that's called the reel brake or what, but you guys know what I mean I'm sure.
Well, I'm using my reel for relatively heavy Catfish rigs, a 1 oz. weight and hook and hunk of cut bait. No matter how much I tighten that knob, the bait falls quickly.
Is that reel just not designed for such heavy setups? Is there another setting I should play with? I opened up the side of the reel and saw four spokes with little tiny black pieces on each spoke (those are a braking system right?). When those are out (away from the center) that means they are on, as in slowing the reel down right? Is that related?
I hope some of this makes sense, thanks
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