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Curado and Citica
over spool overruns, or "backlashes" is quite easy with
the Shimano Calais, Chronarch, Curado and Citica reels using the
Shimano Variable Brake System and the friction Cast Control.
near the beginning of the cast are controlled with the Shimano
Variable Brake System shown to the left.
|Overruns occurring at
the end of the cast are controlled with the friction cast control
knob located behind the reel handle. The friction cast control
knob is shown to the right.
The Shimano Variable
Brake System uses weights located on the palming side of the reel.
The casting characteristics of the reel can be easily modified by
switching all or a combination of the six brake weights by turning
them "on" or "off".
To access the brake
weights on your Shimano reel, lift the flap on the palm side of the
reel, shown to the left, and turn it counterclockwise.
|To turn a weight
"on" simply push it out (toward the outer spool edge)
past the inner retaining clips. To turn a weight "off"
push the weight inward past the clips. Weights can be removed by
pushing them out past the last retaining clip. The weights are
shown to the right. Notice 3 of the weights are "on" and
3 of the weights are "off".
The cast control knob
is used to add the proper amount of friction to the spool. Too much
friction will shorten the casting distance, too little friction
leaves overrun and backlash unchecked. Turn the cast control knob
clockwise to increase friction, counter-clockwise to decrease
friction. The proper setting will vary with lure type and weight,
and line weight. The cast control knob is shown to the left.
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