First time fishing the Shimano 17 Scorpion BFS Reel mounted on the Daiwa Minicast Rod!
After a backlash on the first cast, followed by several overruns, and then adjusting the spool tension and brakes, able to let it rip and cast in the dark without a backlash.
Liking casting 1/16oz Rooster Tails in the dark without a backlash!
Did not catch a fish but did learn the feel of the rod and reel combo and trained the thumb to cast confidently in the dark.
Next step… catch a fish!
PS. The 5ft rod breaks down into 5 pieces making it easier to “store” in the backpack I take to the day job!