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Hi all

Any tips or advice for a beginner to multipliers? Never cast with a multiplier before just wondered where i should start. Got a Penn fathom 15 and want to get the most out of it. Any thoughts, advice, hints, help etc etc would be great cheers :)
 

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watch as many videos as you can find on youtube,then its all down to practice.Might help if you have a mate to give you tips,but then again it might not!:D
 

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Alex I don't use multi,s now but what I can tell you is , have all the brake blocks in , make sure there's oil in the bearings , don't overfill the spool with line. Casting wise, don't lash at the cast just take it nice and smooth. ;)
 

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Get yourself on the field first mate, then if you do nest the reel you wont be wasting fishing time. Try not to snatch the cast, just take it slow and smooth to begin with then you can start loading the rod with more power. Make sure there are break blocks in and the spindle tension is quite tight to start with, then you can ease it off as you become more fluent. Get a thumby (i use innertube), cos you can burn your thumb during the cast and be sure to keep the leader knot to the side of the spool. Maybe start off with a heavier line as well as this will have less tendancy to nest and will slow the spool down during practice.
 

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I tape a section of cricket bat grip at the bottom of the reel seat and pull it up to grip the spool when fishing, great for wet or cold hands to stop spool slipping
 

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Never used a multiplier so going to start with an overhead thump but once in used to it after a few hours practise ill definitely be moving onto the otg style cast then after a few months ill give the pendulum a try :)
 

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If your close to Steyning or can drive there thy meet on the first Sunday of each month. People there will be able to help you develop your cast be it an 'over head thump' OTG or a full pendulum.

Best advice I can suggest is try not to run before you can walk. Set the reel up slow, blocks, mags etc etc etc and take it easy to start with. Once you can master the cast and feel confident then slowly open the reel up. If its continually blowing up on you you'll get frustrated quickly.
 

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Never used a multiplier so going to start with an overhead thump but once in used to it after a few hours practise ill definitely be moving onto the otg style cast then after a few months ill give the pendulum a try :)
PLEASE DO NOT START WITH THE OVERHEAD THUMP!! If any style was designed NOT to work with a multiplier it's the OHT
There's loads of information /demonstrations on YouTube about how to start casting. Search Terry Caroll Brighton Cast. It's SO easy to do. Search John Holden easy cast, I'm no good at posting links. Perhaps others can help here? Or take Tooolds advice and go to a casting meet. But DON'T practise Overhead Thumping as a way to improve your casting. IT WON'T.
 

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Thanks mudsta will watch those videos and more tomorrow. Thanks for everyone's advice, I will take it all in board and won't try the over head thump. Cant get to steyning bit far for me so will just have to watch as many videos on youtube as possible.
 

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My advice would be not look at where you are hoping the sinker is going to land, but instead to aim for the clouds.
40-45*
Sounds stupid, but when beginning it is way too easy to cast flat and that can be catestrophic when a novice with a multiplier.
If you have an arch of line in the air when your sinker touches down it will save a lot of heartache, line, time and tantrums.
Better safe than sorry, initially.
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Good luck
 

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You should be OK without a 'thumbie' to start with doing a Brighton cast.

I travel from Kent to Steyning so am happy to pick you up on route (if its not too much out of the way) if you want. Also happy to give a few pointers but please accept I am no casting instructor.
 
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Cheers tooold, iv replied to ur pm. When casting with a grip lead using the Brighton cast, do the wires on the lead ever get stuck on the stones and mess up ur cast? (If that makes any sense)
 
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