Originally posted by: BassBest on 8/9/2006 8:42:55 PM
I learned the best way to get a backlash out. When you get one, pull the line out until it stops (dont jerk on it!!), when it stops tighten your drag really tight, put your thumb right before the spot where the line is caught and push down a good bit, then make a couple turns of the reel while applying good pressure on the spool, after this pull the line out and it will pass through, repeat until backlash is out. I was amazed to see such a simple solution to a complex problem. I have fixed some real rough backlashes before, but this way is neccessary and works especially when night fishing. JUST DON'T FORGET TO LOOSEN YOUR DRAG AFTERWARDS.
Let me know if this works for you.