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QUANTUM BAITCASTER

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HI IM VERY NEW TO FISHING I BOUGHT A QUANTUM CLASSIC 1421 MGC REEL FOR 50 BUCKS ITS ABOUT THE HIGHEST I CAN AFFORD IT WAS ON SALE SAVED 25 BUCKS. WILL THIS BE SUFFICENT FOR CRANK BAITS BIGGER PLUGS I FISH BASS AND SMALL PIKE. IM JUST WANTING TO START USING A BAIT CASTER ALSO WHEN I CAST THE LINE GUIDE IN THE REEL STAYS IN ONE SPOT WHEN I CAST IS THIS NORMAL IT CASTS BETTER WHEN ITS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SPOOL. ANY HELP GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANKS

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I am certainly no expert, so if someone can correct me they are welcomed to, but I don't think the line guide is supposed to stay in one spot when you cast, I know that mine don't on any of my reels. I have the quantum energy bait caster and I love it, don't let baitcasting frustrate you, it is so rewarding, especially in my opinion because you can "feel" a crankbait far better on a baitcasting rod than on a spinning...just use that thumb often in the beginning to slow the spool down when the lure is getting close to landing. Hope this helps!

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Generally, smaller baitcasters have a levelwind that stays put when you cast and bigger baitcasters (ie Abu 6500 and up)have the "non disengaging" levelwind.

I know the levelwind stays put on my Curados when I cast, but on my catfishing reels, they move.

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HI IM VERY NEW TO FISHING I BOUGHT A QUANTUM CLASSIC 1421 MGC REEL FOR 50 BUCKS ITS ABOUT THE HIGHEST I CAN AFFORD IT WAS ON SALE SAVED 25 BUCKS. WILL THIS BE SUFFICENT FOR CRANK BAITS BIGGER PLUGS I FISH BASS AND SMALL PIKE. IM JUST WANTING TO START USING A BAIT CASTER ALSO WHEN I CAST THE LINE GUIDE IN THE REEL STAYS IN ONE SPOT WHEN I CAST IS THIS NORMAL IT CASTS BETTER WHEN ITS IN THE MIDDLE OF THE SPOOL. ANY HELP GREATLY APPRECIATED. THANKS


I think that is normal. I wouldnt worry about it if I were you. I have a Shimano Curado, the one that wrongs for 200, and when I cast the guide stays in one place too.

Usually beginers have a difficult time with baitcasters. Just keep practicing.

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HI THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP I HAVE BEEN PRACTICING EVERY DAY NOT TO BAD A FEW BACKLASHES BUT NOT BAD THANKS FOR YOUR INFO grin.gif

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Mr.Carp:

I like the handle... I field-staff for Quantum. Your ok, the line guide will stay in one spot. As for the backlass problem. Keep the spindle control a little tighter, this will limit your distance, but as you get better thumb control you can start to loosen the spindle control and gain distance. As you start off try to work towards accuracy rather than distance. The distance and control will come with practice.

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