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New to carping, question about my big pit reels


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So I'm relatively new to carping as most of you will probably be able to tell from what I'm about to ask. I've been looking at buying some new reels as at the minute I'm just using some cheap baitrunners that I was given. So my question is I've looked at some reels that don't have a baitrunner on them so how exactly do they you set them up when fishing to allow the fish to take line in the same way as the baitrunners allow? Is it just a case of adjusting the drag to give less tension and then tightening the drag before you strike? Any advice would be greatly appreciated as I said I'm new to all this. Thanks!

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Ahhh thanks guys just wanted to make sure!

 

 

As above will become second nature, try to slow the spool with your index finger on the hand holding the rod, whilst tightening the clutch with the other hand. Once mastered IMO its much faster and safer than with a baitrunner. When i had Bait runners, i never actually used it.

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As above will become second nature, try to slow the spool with your index finger on the hand holding the rod, whilst tightening the clutch with the other hand. Once mastered IMO its much faster and safer than with a baitrunner. When i had Bait runners, i never actually used it.

Thanks I'll certainly give this a try when I'm next out. 

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