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Garcia anti backlash baitcasters

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Iam considering buying a Garcia anti backlash reel for my wife. She don't like spinning reels and gets frustrated with backlashes on her current baitcaster. Before I spend the 100 bucks on one, I was hoping to find someone that has first hand experience using one.
Any replies would be helpful.

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we had a big disscusion about those here this winter. the overview was they do work,but do cut down considerably on the casting distance. if she is having trouble with backlashes, she needs to adjust the tension and ( if it has them) the magnets. have her adjust the tension so you can let the line go and when the lure hits the ground it don't over run. she needs to practice like that until she learns to thumb the spool. then she can start releasing the tension , increasing the casting distance. they can be great, but need an educated thumb!! del

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I have heard bad things about them. Casting distance is greatly reduced, and they have had a really hard time selling them. If you really want one you could probably get one at buy one get one free!

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I purchased one of these reels last summer because I have never been a baitcaster and figured I should join the ranks.

My suggestion is that you DON'T buy one for your wife. Casting distance is severely reduced and she will only be frustrated by the reel's performance, or lack there-of. I think the best route for her is to just learn to cast a baitcaster the old fashioned way (something I've never been able to do!).

My "anti-backlash" reel is now a part of my trolling gear. I just can't bring myself to spend my limited fishing time trying to learn how to correctly use a baitcasting reel. I watch people on TV casting the heck out of lures with them, but, for the life of me, I can't do it! I've been fishing for 30 years and you'd think I could do it.

Alas, it makes a nice trolling reel!

Good luck..........

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wish we could get together. it would take about five min. to teach you how to use one!

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Thanks for the input guys. Looks like I saved $100.

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Delmuts,

I just may take you up on that offer sometime....no one has ever really shown.

Thanks.

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