Just got my very first baitcaster but unfortunately never studied Japanese. I would like to know how to make the adjustments for the Scorpion 1001. There seem to be many and I am not exactly sure what they all do. If someone knows of a translation available or can give me the different adjustment I need to make it would be greatly apprciated.
Unfortunately since i do not own a curado and this is my first baitcasting reel i need instructions/guidance on how to adjust all parts. I know it has (at least i think)a unique braking system that is different than the curado and then it has the rotating knob under that star drag that i think is to set the line feed speed for a specific lure. How do i know when it is adjusted properly and i bet it is different for different lures, rods, wind, etc. Any info would be appreciated.
you're right about the braking system. It uses a new
4X4SVS which is a one touch control of a centrifugal type
of braking. The knob should be 1-4 where 1 is the minimum
adjustment. meaning that at 1, the spool will spin the
most free(faster). At 4 is where you might want to start
with since this is your first baitcasting reel. Then
after you get used to casting a low profile reel like this,
you can lower the braking system.
Next to help with backlashes is the knob you're talking
about that's next to the star drag lever.
This is the tension knob that puts pressure on the spool.
You set this depending on the lure, but I find that if
you get good with the casting and thumbing, you can
set this to pretty much little pressure. But anyways,
here's the way i figure out if it's set right or not.
Tie on the lure you want to use. While holding your
rod and lure in front of you, say perpendicular to your body,
press the release button and allow the lure to drop and hit the ground.
Once the lure hits the ground you will notice the spool will either
still keep spinning and letting line out. That means the tension
knob is not set tight enough. Keep on doing this until you find
the right tension for when the lure hits the ground, either
the spool is slowed enough NOT to create any backlashed.
This is the way I do it. If anyone has any other methods, please
Aside from the braking system and the tension knob, I think
that's all there's to it. Oh yeah, the star drag, I think you know
what to do with that one right?
If you need some help on NOT to get any backlashes, check out
my post in the Freshwater forum:
But like all of us, practice makes perfect. The first few times
you will get birdnests/backlashes. But don't get too frustrated
and just work at it. Cast a medium sized lure that's not too light
nor too heavy should help you get started.
Also, don't cast into the wind!
Keep your thumb barely touching the spool when the line is flying out.
When the lure is about to hit the water or when it hits the water,
thumb it slightly to prevent the line from going out too fast.
This can also be done by setting the brake system to 4, but sometimes you still need to thumb the spool.
Let us know how it goes.
I used the Scorpion today for the first time spooled with 12lb realine. I rigged it weightless texas rig with 5" senkos and bleeding daiichi hooks, 3/8 oz buzzbaits and something called a sputterbug. Having no clue how to adjust it i managed to not get too many 'bad hair days' with it. I was able to cast it well distance with but close in with any accuracy was a challenge. I will try your suggestions on adjusting the reel and see how it goes next time.
If you have any suggestions on adjusting the reel for close casting accuracy as well as the brake in greater detail. I opened the side and it looked like there were more adjustments that could be made in addtion to the (1) min to (4) max on the out side.
I've been eyeing the same reel and, like you, am inexperienced with baitcasters. I did find this on setting up the brake system:
Unfortunately, it reads like the guy who translated the instructions is not much better at English than you are with Japanese!
If you don't mind my asking... where did you get your Scorpion and how much did you pay for it? Thanks!
and there are some on there.
http://search.ebay.com/search/search.dl ... o+scorpion
http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?Vi ... gory=36146