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12-26-2009, 09:55 PM
<p>just got a new curado 200E7 for Christmas:wink: never had to manually adjust the brakes on a baitcaster...just wondering if anyone had some advice on the settings. it came with one on, two off. i went ahead and set it to two on, one off. thanks.</p><p>might help to know that i\'m planning on throwing 40-50 lb powerpro on it. struggled with throwin braid over the summer but i\'m gonna give it another chance.</p>
12-26-2009, 11:06 PM
<p>The rule I always use when initially setting the brake on a reelis: You want to set it where when in freespool and holding the rod out parrell to the ground the bait will fall to the ground but will not backlash on its on.</p>
<p>If it backlashes tighten down on the brake, if it wont fall loosen the brake.</p>
<p>That is strickly a easy way to give you a starting spot on the setting.</p>
<p>Don't know if that answered your question.</p>
12-26-2009, 11:20 PM
<p>Turkeycreek……..Here is a link to a place that will tell you how to adjust your new baitcasting reel. This site also has some videos you might want to watch. The link below will tell you how to adjust the spool "clutch" using the adjustment knob as well as the "centrifugal brakes". The article gives suggestions for beginning baitcaster users……I would suggest you start out using them until you become proficient and then make small adjustments as you become more comfortable with your reel.</p>
<p>The 200E7 is a really nice reel!!! If you get tired of it, I'll take it off your hands.</p>
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<p>Also, the Shimano 200E7 has 6 brakes pins. Your initial post sounded like you only had 3. If you engage any of these pins (& you should to start with) set them so each of them are <span style="text-decoration: underline;">equi-distant apart</span>. 2,3,4 or all 6. Doing this will place equal braking on the braking drum area.</p>
12-27-2009, 01:32 AM
<p>hicountry...i may be wrong, but sounds like you are talking bout adjusting the tension knob below the handle. got that. i needed to MANUALLY adjust the brake weights inside the palming side plate. all of my other reels have the magnetic brakes where you can turn a dial to set the brakes. i just wasn\'t sure how many brake weights i needed to place in the \'on\' position. </p><p>pops..good article. about the brake pins...i was referring to the pattern of the brake pins...one on, one off, one on, one off..and so forth. don\'t worry, they built it with 6 brake weights:lol:. i just pushed them all \'on\' except two (and they are equi-distant apart...two on, one off, so forth) and i\'ll go from there. </p><p>i\'ve got 5 other baitcasters but i just freaked out when i saw i had to manually adjust the braking system :eek:....but i don\'t think it\'s as scary as i initially thought it to be and i think i got it kinda figured out now. </p><p>can always count on the boys from riverbassin to get ya some quick response(s). as always...many thanks for the info:lol:</p><p>i know i can learn the hard way (but why do that when there\'s a ton of smart folks on here to save me from my own idiocies?)...i\'m planning on using my curado for flipping and pitching techniques, so i was wondering if more brakes or less brakes are better for that kind of presentation...or does it have more to do with skill level, personal preference, etc? never really worked much on my flipping with my other baitcasters. hey...there\'s a new year\'s resolution!</p>
12-27-2009, 07:29 AM
I was talking about the tension knob, sorry I wasn't thinking about what you were asking. Here is a post describing what you were wanting: <a rel="nofollow" href="http://www.wmi.org/bassfish/bassboard/rods_reels/t39292.htm" target="_blank">http://www.wmi.org/bassfish/ba.....t39292.htm</a>
12-27-2009, 11:13 AM
If you're gonna be flipping and pitching with it, the centrifigual brakes will not come into play that much. They're mainly used for casting farther where you get the spool turning at a high rate of speed. The centrifigual brakes are used to prevent the spool from doing the "overrun" and backlashing. You'll have to work more with the spool "tension knob" to get the spool like you want for that type of casting. Usually it's loser and you control the spool more by thumbing it. You need to keep one thing in mind when you're in the "regular" casting mode. <span style="text-decoration: underline;">However you set the "centrifigual brakes" it will be set for one type of cast</span>. What that means is this.......If you want to rear back and whip your rod tip as hard as you can to get the maximum distance. The "centrifigual brakes" should be set for that type of cast. If you want to cast with a lazy non-agressive type cast you will need to set it differently. (# of pins set). If the wind is blowing in your face at 40 mph it will be set yet another way. Hope this helps.
12-27-2009, 08:28 PM
<p>seems like a pain to have to flip open the side plate (even though they\'ve made it fairly convenient) to adjust the brakes. guess there is some kind of advantage to this rather than having a dial on the side to adjust like other models?</p>
12-27-2009, 08:49 PM
Not really.......I tell ya what, let me send you my address & you can send it to me!!! You're not gonna like it, so to save you the frustration, I'll even pay the postage!!
12-28-2009, 12:04 AM
<p>ya know....you remind me of my grandpa (he\'s a pawpaw too and i always call him \'pops\' like i do you) and since your so dang helpful to everyone i almost feel like i outta give it to ya...almost. maybe we can go fishin sometime and i\'ll let ya toss it around a few times:lol: i\'m really lookin forward to this setup...got a 7\'11" MH shimano crucial swimbait rod to pair it up with....and i just can\'t wait to get this thang on the water :lol: been wantin a real nice reel for a long time and now i think i got one.</p>
12-28-2009, 10:23 AM
<p>Believe me....you do!!! It will take a few minutes of using it and you'll fall in love with it!</p>
<p>I don't have one but have used one before and there's no comparison with some of the other reels out there. After you start using it, you'll want another one!!<img title="Smile" src="/site/wp-content/forum-smileys/sf-smile.gif" alt="Smile" /></p>
12-28-2009, 10:37 PM
Fine reel bro\'. I use Shimano reels exclusively...got lots of older Curados & just recently picked up a new 200 E7 as well. On all of my reels (except my flippin outfit) I use 2 brakes....equal spacing is the key, keeps the spool balanced.
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