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    Default Okuma Linecounter reels

    Can you lightly cart to get each crankbait 20-30 ft out or should you just let crankbaits float out until getting to distance?

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    I just drop them in the water & let them dive to take them to whatever distance back I want them to be. Though, I'm usually running them with weights a few feet ahead of them, so the weights pull out line as much as the diving crank does. And yes, I have cast them out to get my distance ... but, that was when I was using baitcasters, prior to getting line counter reels.
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    I cast my Shakespeare ATS reels all the time.
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    I cast mine out- Saves a lot of time, but they can get tangled up in the line that way, so just before they hit the water, I stop them, so they will hit stretched out.
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    I just let them out because I can't cast without fuzzing the reel

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    The bearings and build quality from the factory has suffered over the last several years but you should still be able to cast them within reason. With a 16 PST rod, 120+ feet is common with 10-12lb mono. Step that distance down as the rod length gets shorter.

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