I'll update my question as it seems like there's a good deal of user error on my end. The problem I am having isn't when casting, it's while the bait is running. When I feather the spool with my fingers, it's like the top layers of mono get loosened up and the reel will backlash itself. It seems I have a lot of trouble regulating the speed of the bait to the spool speed, something I have not had a problem with using a star drag reel with spool tension capability. I'm good at retrieving the line evenly. I'm just not sure what I could be doing differently. Original question below: Hey BD, Unfortunately, my Avet JX 6/3 hasn't been great to fly line baits with since it has a tendency to overspin and backlash the mono on itself. I've never had that problem on a Torium or any reel with a spool tension knob. Anyway, I'm in the market for a new 2-speed and I'd like your $0.02 on your fly lining experiences and recommendations. Open to most brands, but I'd really like to hear from anyone who's used a Talica II. Thanks fam.