I have just started to use baitcasting gear regularly. I own a abu c3 and recently got a "tika" sculptor. (Spelling?) Anyways the abu I can toss pretty well. It doesn't go real far, but enough for spinnerbaits and such. The new tika is a little different. I haven;t really learned about the brake system and the spool tension knob on the other side. Any input would be great on how you guys use the reels and how to adjust them. By the way the tika is a high speed reel with 12 bearings. Sweet stuff.