Revo Toro NaCl
4/12/15 @ 2:28 PM
Hey guys, I picked up a Revo Toro NaCl baitcasting reel for the upcoming season. This will be my first 'musky' baitcasting reel and I was doing some practicing on the yard with a .5oz weight. Typically on my bass reels I adjust the centrifugal brake until the lure slowly falls. On this reel I need to crank the brake tight almost to the point of locking it up before I can get the weight to hang without falling. With the brake tight I still am getting a lot of backlashes. I set all 6 of the brakes to their 'out' position (see picture) so I am afraid that when I tie on a 2 or 3oz musky bait I'm gonna have all kinds of backlash problems. My bass reels (Lew's tournament pros) have much more breaking force than this reel so I feel like something is wrong. Do any of you have this reel or can offer any insight?
Edited on 4/12/15 2:30 PM
4/16/15 @ 1:14 PM
4/14/15 @ 10:27 PM
In the center of the black piece I can see the fiber washer, part 61 (1125770) on your schematic, in your picture. Under the fiber washer there should be another piece, part 62 (1125771) rubber washer. Use the pin to pop the fiber washer out and see if the rubber washer is in there.
4/14/15 @ 9:06 PM
4/14/15 @ 8:26 PM
Thank you very much for the help guys. I took the reel apart today and looked at the washers. Everything looks OK on the opposite side of the handle, but I'm not sure I'm seeing the washers before the cast control dial. When I pull off the cap, there are two pieces that come off with it (a round 'spring' and a black spacer... See picture). I'm not sure where the washers would be unless they're way deep inside the black piece. On the other side I see another black spacer and then the spool shaft. Does this look like I'm missing pieces or should I be looking somewhere else. Thanks again for the help!
4/13/15 @ 10:25 PM
You should be able to slow the bait down with the cast control cap. If you cannot slow or stop the bait from falling you may be missing one, or more, of the spacers. There is one spacer under the bearing on the side opposite the handle. If you remove the side plate that keeps the spool in and remove the retainer and bearing you should see a fiber spacer. On the other side, if you remove the cast control cap and look in the center of the cap you will see a fiber spacer. Under the fiber spacer there should be another spacer that has a hole in it. Be careful taking out the first fiber spacer. You have to pluck it out with something pointed and they can fly and get lost easily. They are tiny. If any of the spacers are missing your cast control cap will have no effect. If the reel is under warranty, take it back.
4/13/15 @ 6:14 PM
4/13/15 @ 5:34 PM
You're right, some of the backlash could be due to the weight being too light. It does have a cast control knob (no magnetic brake though) But what concerns me the most is that I have the cast control tightened almost to 'lock up'and the weight still almost falls to the ground. With a musky bait, that lures gonna plummet to the ground even with the knob completely tight. That seems very odd to me. I suppose with all the brakes off you wouldn't know, but do you know if your brakes would tighten enough to allow a heavy bait to hang or fall slowly?
4/13/15 @ 3:06 PM
4/13/15 @ 12:26 PM
With a 1/2 oz lure you are probably "snapping" the rod to cast the light lure, with heavier lures you more "lob" the lure. On my musky reels (mainly Toros) I have all the centrifugal brakes shut off and just thumb the spool. I've found casting heavy lures is much easier than the light one.