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My first ever trolling rod. What is the purpose of the chrome knob to left of star drag ? How do I adjust it appropriately ?

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That is the tension for when it is set to freespool. Most guys tighten it just enough that it keeps the line from going out too fast and backlashing. If it's too tight your line will not go out


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You may find that the knob positions the spool in the direction of the spools axis.  If it is favoring too tight, the line will bunch up on the right side of the spool and too loose will bunch up on the left.

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31 minutes ago, youp50 said:

You may find that the knob positions the spool in the direction of the spools axis.  If it is favoring too tight, the line will bunch up on the right side of the spool and too loose will bunch up on the left.

Thanks for tip !

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3 hours ago, suttontroller94 said:

Not to hijack your tread but Make sure you check it occasionally because they do vibrate loose. Does anyone know where to get a replacement?

TunasReelTroubles.com will have those

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best use of that nob is to set it so that when real is in free spool with clicker switched off you can pay out line to desired distance without backlash .when sending out a dipsy use the clicker and thumb the spool until you reach the desired distance .

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1 hour ago, hard knox said:

best use of that nob is to set it so that when real is in free spool with clicker switched off you can pay out line to desired distance without backlash .when sending out a dipsy use the clicker and thumb the spool until you reach the desired distance .

Thank you

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