Well the BOC has helped me tremendously in my catfishing ventures . But here is something i was taught by a local . i was at my local high school football feild practicing my casting with my old penns . and doing not to bad so i thought . when a neighbor walked over and told me i see your getting better which made me happier than i was pulling out one of my occasional eagles nest that i still get . when he offerd to share some advise if i would not be offended . I quickly accepted , he reached in his pocket and pulled out a small tube of grease called "super lube" and asked if he could see my squidder and i reluctantly handed him my newly acuired reel he started taking the reel apart and proceeded to hand me the spool and put a small amount of this grease in both ends where the spool inserts into them and then reassemble my reel then spun the spool a couple of times and handed it back to me , i spun the spool and thought what have i done it did not spin any where as freely as it did prior to his advise but he assured me it was ok and told me to try it again and i did the first cast was twenty something yards further than my best cast ever . What he had done was simply slowed the spool down enough to compensate for my dumd thumb . By the end of that session i was throwing a 3oz. sinker almost goal post to goal post with absolute minimal thumbing of the spool with proper spool tension on my 7ft. mh tiger rod . Needless to say i was eternally greatful to him . for what he had done and got a tube of "super lube" and a friend as well . This stuff is suposedly good to 15 degrees and it is teflon based as well . This was shared with me and i felt obligated to share this with my family here here at the BOC . Thank you Mr. Chudanski (hope thats the correct spelling) my new friend .