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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 06-30-2019, 01:34 PM Thread Starter
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New Cascapedia 8/9 question

I notice the new model Cascapedia 8/9 has a switch were you can turn the clicker off. My question is does the switch turn the clicker off both incoming and outgoing line or just one direction? If so which one? Thanks
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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 07-01-2019, 01:28 PM Thread Starter
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Just found out by Hardy. The 8/9 & 10/11 Cascapedia both have a switch to turn the clicker off.

The switch turns the click off when retrieving line but still makes the clicker noise when stripping line. I like that option.

Just ordered one. Needed a reel to balance out a 11 to 11 foot 6 inch switch rods . My Hatch 7 plus 8.4 ounces. My Tibor Everglades 8.5 ounces.

The Hardy Cascapedia 8/9 12.7 ounces. Should work out great now.
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I just had a look at these new versions of the Cascapedia reels ... very handsome back plate
I had the 10/11 MKIII, made in Korea. Was a wonderful reel for quality and aesthetics. My only mumble would be for the drag. I kept it between just clicker and #3 setting. Any higher and I felt it was way too much. I don't know what the highest setting would be used for accept blowing up your rod on a decent fish.

I always liked the Cascapedia ... very classy
Thanks for finding the info on the reel
Enjoy your new piece of kit !!


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I just had a look at these new versions of the Cascapedia reels ... very handsome back plate
I had the 10/11 MKIII, made in Korea. Was a wonderful reel for quality and aesthetics. My only mumble would be for the drag. I kept it between just clicker and #3 setting. Any higher and I felt it was way too much. I don't know what the highest setting would be used for accept blowing up your rod on a decent fish.

I always liked the Cascapedia ... very classy
Thanks for finding the info on the reel
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I have a mark II 10/11 and when I got it used there was a similar issue. Apparently the guy who owned it stored it for several years with the drag full on and as a result even the lowest setting was really too much, and maybe #3 would be appropriate for Tuna and 80# test, with 4 and up (on that drag that is like %80 of its range) for all intents and purposes locked. The schematics of that reel did not make me feel at all confident in messing with it, but Archuleta worked on it and now the whole range is useful for Steelhead and salmon-sized fish. Some of my “savings” making the purchase were wiped out in the process of dealing with the issue, but when you have such a nice graded drag it is a shame if you can’t use all of it.

I like the ported Mark IIs looks a lot. It is totally an individual thing, and I know they are probably what actually makes a lot of people LIKE the looks, but for me the shiny medallions on the side of the newer models are too much. Even so they are still one of the most handsome reels out there.

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Mr. Bot, I purchased mine brand new, so it seems these drags were all meant for tuna, or sailfish, or whale, or maybe a submarine
I did feel that setting #1 or #2 was adequate though.


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Mr. Bot, I purchased mine brand new, so it seems these drags were all meant for tuna, or sailfish, or whale, or maybe a submarine
I did feel that setting #1 or #2 was adequate though.


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I count 21 red dots (settings) on the new 10/11. So if #4 is for tuna what are #5 - #21 for? Those must just be placebo settings to help people believe that they paid all that money for a highly adjustable and useful drag.

That seems just very wrong, especially from a new, high-end reel! I suppose the designers could take refuge in a bit of potential break in - maybe that would loosen things up a few settings. Still, I doubt the reels were intended to come off the line like that. I wonder if all of them are like that, or just some. I realize you can use it - much like a ratchet and pawl - on the lowest setting. But really they should adjust this for you. Unfortunately, unlike the Danielsson reels by way of example - there doesn’t seem to be a user friendly way to easily do the re-calibration, at least based on the Mk II design.

In contrast one the one I had “fixed” the Steelhead/salmon swing setting is at about 12-14. I guess if you know what “perfect” is for you that is only one setting, and the rest don’t matter. Still.....
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I just purchased the new Hardy Cascapedia 8/9 made in England. I will let you know what I think when I get it .
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Hello all,
I just had my cascapedia 10/11 small question:
if you want to brake with your hand! how do you do ?
This is my first such reel
Thank you

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I just had my cascapedia 10/11 small question:
if you want to brake with your hand! how do you do ?
This is my first such reel
Thank you
Use finger pressure on the spool arbor. Place a finger or two inside the reel by accessing from the rear and place your finger/s on the bottom side of the spool on the line.
You can apply pressure this way and keep your hands away from the rotating S-handle.
Caution though, dacron backing or mono running line can cause burns if you try to apply extra finger pressure. Be careful when using this method.


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I just had my cascapedia 10/11 small question:
if you want to brake with your hand! how do you do ?
This is my first such reel
Thank you
The drag system on a Cascapedia is so quick and easy to adjust up or down why would you ever want to apply pressure with your fingers?
I agree with Mike. You're just asking for cut or burned finger tips.

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Thank you for your answer, this is a method that I use with my other reel (Fortuna Hardy):
Slightly tuned brake that allows me to be more progressive in my dosage.
Old habit

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