New Shimano Reel

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New Shimano Reel

FishinDutchman
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09 Aug 2017, 14:24 #1

I bought a new Shimano Sahara 3000 reel and I really like it. I've always used Shimano reels & found that the more expensive ones are nicer (e.g. best / smoothest reel I've ever used is my Stradic, but it cost an arm & a leg).

With a lot of the new reels Shimano is putting out, they no longer have the "anti-reverse" lever. At first, I thought that was a bad idea. But after thinking about it more, I realized that I've never ever used that lever in real-time so I went ahead & bought it.

I've heard plenty of people talking about "back-reeling", but I don't really understand when & why you would ever need to do that. My goal, once a fish is on, is to get it to the boat - not go the other way... and if for some reason I need to let line out, I'll pull it out manually or adjust my drag.

Do you guys use your "anti-reverse" lever, or "back-reel"? And why?
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jimvision
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09 Aug 2017, 16:19 #2

I don't back reel very often at all. Kinda old school. Is a way to measure out line release and serves as a backup drag if regular drag is sticky or too tight in an emergency big fish situation. I used to be a big Shimano fan and have a few. I'm kinda on the line now with the mid range stuff I can afford.
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Lunkersteve
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09 Aug 2017, 17:26 #3

I always back reel. Back in the mid-70's it was recommended for 2 reasons. Reduce line twist as line pulled out via the drag was twisting the line especially if you were reeling while the line was being pulled out. The other reason was so that you were giving the fish line when you wanted to. This was viewed as better than having to guess on a drag setting and then have to adjust it mid fight.

Anybody that was a devoted Fishing Facts reader and read their book Lunkers Love Nightcrawlers probably back reels.

For me back reeling is second nature. Of course my baitcasters use the drag as there has never been a back reeling option.

I am told drag systems are much better now and as long as you stop reeling when the fish is pulling line you won't have the line twist problem.
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zappaf19
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10 Aug 2017, 12:38 #4

Now I know what that feature is intended for. I have learned something today! :thumb:
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