i opened a thread in the proper section (fishing reels) but out of 57 looks i had 2 replys ! thanks Rupert and Peewee i do appreciate your responses i still have trouble though. my question i asked in that thread was how to go about setting up a penn reel to cast it . my particular reel in question is a 112H 3/0 senator this rascal did the same thing tonite with me as my other one i used (ONE TIME) ...... it cast out about 15 feet and made a godaweful splash right in front of us at the river tonite prompting me to attempt to loosen the brake or whatever the little cap is on the left side. after loosening this and the star drag i tried again with the same results so i set it down and used my other pole the rest of the evening . i am not sure what i am or aint doing right as i have never been told how to use one before . the pole i have this on is a stubby 6foot boat rod that is stiff as a board and the weight i was attempting to sling was an 8 ounce river type weight set up carolina style . i thought this thing would have whizzed out there pretty far but i was very wrong. any tips or advice would be appreciated.