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trinidad?

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I used my trinidad for the first time last saturday the ? I have is has anyone noticed limited casting distance compared to say a calcutta?

Not sure if im just not used to it yet and give it some more time.... but man burn baby burn this thing burns em not even tryin

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I would say the exact opposite is true. Without the added resistance of the levelwind on the line I can really bomb cast with my Trinidad.

Once you get a little more practice, I bet you'll experience the same

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One thing that I noticed is that rod length makes a huge difference when casting non levelwind reels. Last year I had a Saltist on a 7' rod, and could not cast cowgirls worth a crapola. Got myself into a 9'6" Predator this year with a Trinidad now watch out, those things will fly.

I'm still getting used to not having a levelwind though, so yeah it takes time and coupled with the right rod.

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I have the regular 16 model

We went down to french lake yesterday and I think I am getting better with distance

I kinda wish I would have gotten a longer rod though Im using a 8' g loomis steel

I think the first day I was gun shy since it seemed if I tried to whip it hard I would backlash it

But I have really gotten used to the non level wind and am getting to really like the reel first day not so much

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