How to Use a Baitcaster Reel

Spinning reels are very popular for a lot of beginning fishers.  Most of the professionals use another type of reel called a baitcaster reel.  Baitcasters are pretty hard to master.  I am still trying to master it.  In this post I will teach you the basics of casting a baitcaster reel.

  1. Place the thumb of your dominant hand on the button behind the spool with the tip of your thumb on the line.
  2. Press the button down with your thumb and hold it down while still keeping the tip of your thumb on the line.
  3. While till holding down the button with your thumb and the tip of your thumb on the line raise your rod tip up and snap it down with force while casting.
  4. While line is going out keep small pressure on the line.
  5. When the line is in the water reel it in a little bit to lock the button.

Be sure to be consistent while practicing to use a baitcaster.  Have fun!

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