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  1. Default Real beginners help please

    I have a very basic question so apologies to anyone with more than 1 days fishing experience.

    I have a Lineaeffe black 60 reel. It has 3 switches/toggles that i would like help with.
    A knurled round one at the back (drag?)

    A toggle type one at the back on the arm that fixes it to the rod ( it goes up and down)

    A little open just under the spool part.

    It says Carp reel but I presume it can be used for all freshwater fish ?

    Many thanks in advance

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    Default Re: Real beginners help please

    Quote Originally Posted by stevef224 View Post
    I have a very basic question so apologies to anyone with more than 1 days fishing experience.

    I have a Lineaeffe black 60 reel. It has 3 switches/toggles that i would like help with.
    A knurled round one at the back (drag?)

    A toggle type one at the back on the arm that fixes it to the rod ( it goes up and down)

    A little open just under the spool part.

    It says Carp reel but I presume it can be used for all freshwater fish ?

    Many thanks in advance
    Never seen the reel but it sounds as if it is a "baitrunner" type reel, the knurled round one at the back controls the freeness of the baitrunner facility,

    the toggle type is the one that in either the pushed forward or back (don't know which engages the baitrunner facility,

    the small one will be the anti reverse which will in either the up or down position will engage the anti reverse (the reel wont go backwards)

    The drag on this reel will most probably be on the front of the spool.

    Welcome to FM by the way and yes it can be used for other species besides carp.
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    Thank you very much

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    Default Re: Real beginners help please

    Hi fella,

    No real need for me add any further info as Crow has already explained but would just like to welcome you to the forum

    As a beginner you'll learn plenty on here and never be afraid to ask

    Be lucky

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    Hi - thanks for everyone welcoming me.

    Another question - lets say I am aiming for Chub (around 1 - 2 lbs) to start with

    What size hook and strength line would be a good starting point ?

    Also by the term "hook to nylon" I presume that you tie the hook direct to the line

    Would a pre-tied hook be better for me ? ( I presume the pre-tied is very thin line in case of snagging )

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    Default Re: Real beginners help please

    Quote Originally Posted by stevef224 View Post
    Hi - thanks for everyone welcoming me.

    Another question - lets say I am aiming for Chub (around 1 - 2 lbs) to start with

    What size hook and strength line would be a good starting point ?

    Also by the term "hook to nylon" I presume that you tie the hook direct to the line

    Would a pre-tied hook be better for me ? ( I presume the pre-tied is very thin line in case of snagging )

    Without any information about where you would be fishing or bait you would be using its impossible to give any advice about hook size and line strength.

    A "hook to nylon" is a hook that is as the name suggests a hook pre tied to nylon although it wont be nylon it's tied to it is more likely to be monofilament line.
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    Hi - thanks - it a commercial lake and maggots

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    Default Re: Real beginners help please

    Hi fella,

    Hook to nylon is actually yer pre tied hooks although the term nylon isn't strictly true as is actually monofilament line,

    The size of chub that yer fishing for and the fact that yer using maggots which is is what I'd personally use equates to about size 18 hooks to a pre tied 2 - 2.5 lb line

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    Default Re: Real beginners help please

    Welcome to FM!

    There's a nice guide on hook sizes here:
    Fishing Hooks Guide to Coarse Fishing Hooks

    18 is a good starting point if you're fishing with maggots for small silvers.

    Regarding the reel you could use it if you really need to but it won't be ideal.
    You might find it's a bit big and cumbersome for smaller species, and it will be designed for much thicker lines so you'll either need to add some backing to the spool, or put enough line on to get to the moon and back!
    I wonder if the clutch might not work very well with lower breaking strain line than it's designed for too?
    By all means use it if that's all you've got though.

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    Once again - thanks - friendly lot on here aren't they

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