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Learning how to cast a baitcaster isn't hard; it just takes a little practice. Get simple tips on how to cast with a baitcaster, find out why a baitcaster is better for certain bass fishing techniques, and then get out to try fishing with a baitcasting reel on your own.
Don't let a concern over backlashes keep you from learning how to cast a baitcaster. In fact, if you plan on fishing for bass with heavier lines and lures, learning how to cast a baitcasting reel will give you an advantage. The best baitcasting reel options on the market offer higher gear ratios that provide additional speed to pick up line faster when fishing with spinnerbaits, crankbaits, and buzzbaits.
Baitcasting reels are also better equipped to handle heavier lines and lures. A good general rule of thumb to follow is to use a baitcaster fishing rod and reel when fishing with line that is 10-pound test or heavier. If you fish waterways with heavy cover, consider learning how to use a baitcasting set up because it will have the power you need to pull fish out of thick vegetation.
Get some practice learning how to fish with a baitcaster reel by following these simple step-by-step guidelines.
These step-by-step instructions should make it easier for you to learn how to cast a baitcaster reel. If you want to work on improving your overall casting skills, and like to fish with smaller baits or lures, pick up a few extra tips on how to cast spinning reels.
The largemouth bass is the most popular freshwater game fish in the U.S. Learn more about how you can identify a largemouth bass, where to catch it and what bait and lures to use.
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