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I just recently received my STX and was wondering how to set it up. after trying myself I only get a bunch of birdsnests. Right now I have two practice plugs tied on, my question is what do i do with the brake knob? Do I turn it to max or min? What about the other knob? How do I set thins thing up?
 

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well i set the know that controls how easily the lure or plug is able to come off the line, i usually set that knob to when its start to fall by itself.

For the break know, if its new turn it the highest it can go. Read the instruction.

Thats what i did when i got my first baitcaster. It just takes time getting used to,
 

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It takes a little bit of practice getting used to a baitcaster. Like pretty much everyone else, I got a bunch of backlashes (professional overruns :mrgreen: ) getting used to mine before I got an educated thumb. I still get em, but not too frequently. It's generally better to set the knobs to max just to get used to casting. The lure or practice plug will only go about 10 feet, but you'll get the motion down. I used a 3/8 oz spoon with the treble removed to the grammar school baseball field by my house and practiced a bunch before I went fishing with it. This video should help.

http://www.monkeysee.com/play/1484-Fishing-Casting-a-Bait-Casting-Reel
 

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Start tight and work back to the loosest you can get without birdsnesting it. And make sure the practice plug isnt rediculously heavy. Use a 1/4 oz to start out, then when you get better you can switch to heavier weights if you wish.
 

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Yeah, I should have mentioned that Doc. I know a lot of guys like heavier baits, but when I set one up I like to start tight and light. Just throwing it out there in case it may work for your style.

I do throw a lot of really light baits on baitcasters that are not necessarily designed for throwing 1/8 oz lures, so I guess its all relative.
 

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twoglasseyes said:
Yeah, I should have mentioned that Doc. I know a lot of guys like heavier baits, but when I set one up I like to start tight and light. Just throwing it out there in case it may work for your style.

I do throw a lot of really light baits on baitcasters that are not necessarily designed for throwing 1/8 oz lures, so I guess its all relative.
SO That's how you catch all them Pike at Deep :wink:
 
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