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Thread: how to use a Multiplier Reel
31-07-2008, 21:43 #1
how to use a Multiplier Reel
Got a Multiplier Reel and dont know how to use it, last time i went fishing it completely tangled up when i casted, the line just kept failing in to the sea. the make of the reel is
gear ratio 5.3:1
smooth multi disc drag
Gentrifugal brake system
free spool control
hight sped retrieve
can any 1 give advice or recommend a good site with a how to? on it
31-07-2008, 22:29 #2
31-07-2008, 22:54 #3
As you cast, watch the lead and put your thumb on the spool just before the lead hits the water.
this might help too
Last edited by Sandalar; 31-07-2008 at 22:57. Reason: edited to add link
01-08-2008, 03:15 #4
thanks for the help will let u know how i get off
01-08-2008, 08:56 #5
re the multi, to my knowledge, the end caps are only for centering the spool, not for slowing it, if you put too much pressure on them, then the bearings will wear out prematurely and the reel will never 'cast' as intended,
all mulit's i use, both thos with mag brakes and those with just cetrifugal brakes, have about 0.5mm end float, ie, adjust the enf cap until the spool has the slightest of lateral (sideways) movement, you should just feel it.
have you checked the brake block are fitted? if it's a second hand reel they may have broken up anfd be no more, if it's new, check they're fitted.
smooth casting is the most important thing, my abu's are damned fast, yet they rarely birdie,
if you're using a shock leader then check the knot isn't too bit, and is neatly trimmed,
est thing to do is to start again, tie the line to something, and walk it all off, or wind onto another reel, then wind it back on under tension.
from what i see, the reel has a level wind mechanism, after one birdie / crack off, the line can often be out of sync with the level wind, so every time you get to a certain point, it will birdie (been there a long time ago! the line that spools off should always be in line with the guide, make sure it's not going the poosite direction or it slows down and speeds up as the line becomes in line and then out of sync.
01-08-2008, 09:34 #6
01-08-2008, 09:41 #7
This is what ABU recomend
01-08-2008, 10:02 #8TomBettleGuest
100% go with Aquabell's suggestion.
As you learn to control the cast his way of describing it then you can start getting clever with brake blocks and so on.
Adjust the end cap so that the lead falls to the ground under a little (not loads) drag. Once it hits the ground the spool should stop almost instantly with this very low amount of momentum.
Try a few gentle lobs like this.
Start with your thumb firmly on the spool and the reel out of gear. With the rod loosely held at three o'clock smoothly swing it round to 11 o'clock and then release your thumb from the reel spool.
It won't go too far this first time, but you won't get the overrun like before.
Do this a few times and slowly start getting slightly firmer with the casting. Like this you should be able to eventually get a bait out 80+ yards without the hint of an overrun.
BUT, as you get more confident you'll naturally start to give it a little more wellie to see if it will go further.... This is where it will usually start to go wrong!
Don't worry, it's still part of the learning curve.
To get it to go further you will now need to fractionally loosen the side plate (remember the one you tightened a bit at the start). Do the lead drop test again. This tme the lead will still drop under a titchy bity of drag, but a lot less than before. Now when it hits the ground, the spool may just overrun a little before it stops (only two or three turns of the spool).
Now go back to the gentle lob again.
This time when you cast, you'll need to very gently feather the spool with your thumb. This will gently prevent the overrun from getting worse. Make sure you don't feather the spool too much as it will cause a nasty friction burn... literally it will just need to float a gazillionth of an inch on the line to slow it down a fraction.
Here your thumb is doing the job of that little dial on the end plate.
What you must do now is just as the lead lands you have to put your thumb firmly and quickly back on the spool and it will stop it straight away.
Keep casting like this and as your confidence and skill raises, you will feather the spool less and less until you can "feel" and "hear" when you need to just skim the spool a fraction with your thumb.
Get this one sussed and you'll soon have a bait hitting over 100 yards.
Now go back to the beginning and dree the spool up just a little more.
Repeat the steps all over again.
Once you have got all that lot to a tee, you'll be a skilled caster using a reel with virtually no additional brakes other than your own ability.
Then you can look at the posh reels that will send your lead over the horizon and slow it down with magnets and so on.
01-08-2008, 17:10 #9
i remember buying my first abu, never used a multi before, shop set it up, the brakes were set on 4, and away i went. the saltists i own have no mag brakes either, they have end float, heavy line, and still blast out or plop in close,
there's being cautious, and being over cautious!
for the most part i was giving sensible advice, things to perhaps check, etc. not trying to tell the guy how to hit the horizon.
ps, the diagram is discussing lures, not a 5oz lead, castin on the drag or with pressure on the bearings/shaft is not too clever imho.
01-08-2008, 19:04 #10
I agree with Crazyplums on this, getting someone to show you would be worth much more than trying to decide the best set up for your reel.Are there any WSF members in Swansea that could help you?