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Fixing a Backlash

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You set your reel correctly for the bait your using, but the reel backlashed anyway. It can happen, a gust of wind, not seeing when the bait hits the water, or other causes can create a backlash and a mess. When this happens most people start trying to pick the backlash apart. This can take care of smaller backlashes, but if you have a real birds nest picking it apart can make it worse. 

To clear the backlash apply thumb pressure to the line on the spool. Next disengage the spool. With your free hand pull line off the reel. When you get resistance pull a little harder. If you can't pull anymore line, reel in about a foot of line. Then disengage the reel again and continue. Depending on how bad the backlash is you may have to repeat the process of pulling and reeling in a few times.

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