I DID IT!:haha: :byebye: :surrender: :ah: I finaly got the reel figured out. I can cast it pretty good now thanx to everyones great info. THANK YOU EVERYONE WHO HELPED ME! I cant wait to go out to the River to catch some monster flatties with it. P.S. There is still one thing I cannot figure out. I can cast it about perfect but for some reason I cannot cast it over about 50-60 feet (not sure on the distance but it sounds right) Is there some trick that I have not learned on how to cast it as far as the reel can go or farther than I already can? TROUBLE SHOOT PLEASE! THANKS!