DaBig2na. I came along casting Penn squidders and spinners for drum . Now I have slosh 30's. Are you saying that I need to use the brakes and not my thumb? Wish I knew the modern casting methods 50 yrs ago. Thank you very much - glenn
I started just like you in the early 80s with a Red Faced Penn Squidder, I got the blisters on my right thumb to prove it. I have changed with the times and as technology has improved our sport. I remember in the early 90s The Penn Mag tuned 980 and 970s were a godsend. I found that "Brakes are my Friend"." I do not consider myself a good caster so I try to find every advantage I can.
Glenn, you might like brakes so try em. "Brakes are your Friend"
On topic.... I pesonally do not like the Squall but that's not saying it is not a good choice for someone else. I think that they are slow and inconsistent, not as smooth as a Slosh or a Fathom. The drag system isn't as good either..
I love the 525 mag it casts llke a rocket, but it gets a little squirrelly casting into the wind. You bump the mags off which happens a lot to everyone who has owned one, cast into the wind, a blow up is immenent. After a while the drag gets jerky too.
Casting style has got a great deal to do with it. I've found just a little fluff will even itself during the cast. Might want to turn your spool tension up a bit until it lays down. Today's technology ... I like taking my thumb off the spool and not touching it until the sinker hits the water when I cast.