With the new baitcasters out there,backlashes are pretty much eliminated if you adjust the reel according to the weight you're casting. Using the spool tension knob on the side of the reel allows you to fine tune the reel to virtually end backlashes. The magnetic drag is almost not needed depending on the weight of lure being cast. I set the magnetic drag as low as possible then use the spool tension knob to fine tune the speed of the spool. Just try not to whip the lure out there like you would on a spinning reel. More of a lob cast. The more weight used the farther and easier it is to cast. If you can BC cast a centerpin,then using a baitcast reel is even easier.