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Posted - 01/15/2017 :  1:49:53 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote crank handle doesn't disengage? Release the backlash lever & cast?
What is the button on the left side for? Push it forward the reel clicks when the handle is turned.
Thanks, Leonard.

Edited by - leo on 01/16/2017 9:41:43 PM

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Posted - 02/04/2017 :  04:01:26 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello - there are three basic types of spool release. The lever type as in your photo [url=][/url][url=]upload gif from url[/url] [url=][/url][url=]upload a picture[/url] the "button" type on the right as in the Abu Garcia Ambassadeur -
[url=][/url][url=]free jpeg images[/url]and the "over-the-spool" type as in the Pinnacle Vision VZ-20. The "star-drag" is next to the handle - which you adjust to allow the fish to take line instead of breaking it.

The "button" on the left side that you mention is a "clicker". If you cast out a catfish bait - turn the handle to engage the spool - and turn the "clicker" on - if a fish takes the bait and starts to move off - the sound will let you know - use "circle" hooks and don't try to set the hook - just take up the slack and put tension on the line - the hook will most likely set in the corner of the mouth. (See New Years Catfish by PacMan.)

To practice casting - put a small ball of modeling clay or silly putty on a yard stick - bring the yard stick back to the 2-O'clock position and try "flicking" it off. When you are going to cast - release the spool with the lever - put your thumb lightly on the spool - and do just like you did with the yard stick. If you have everything adjusted correctly - it will take very little pressure with your thumb to prevent a backlash.

Best of luck - catch a large catfish for me - best regards - AQH

Edited by - AdamsQuailHunter on 03/02/2017 03:59:28 AM
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