Throwing a baitcasting reel seems to be an easy task. However, there are several tips for you to accomplish it more effectively after you have insights into the way to adjust a baitcasting reel through my article at http://spinningreelcenter.com/.
To begin with, you should be aware of some important factors to avoid rebound (or backlash) of the baitcasting reel in which the line slips out of the reel when the reel revolves faster. Reducing the rebound, your fishing will be more enjoyable.
For the very loose reel:
If you cast for the first time, you should have 2 brakes out or more. For the reel with a dial rather than brakes, you should set the highest status.
Then you should make the tension and the drag tighter.
For the very light bait:
If you do fishing at the first time, you had better choose the baits that weigh more than 1/2 oz. And then, when you get used to the fishing techniques, you can reduce the weight little by little.
Also, if you use the dense bait which tend to catch wind and the reel is at high risk of rebound, you should tie some object on it such as a potato. By that way, you can throw the line farther.
For the very heavy rod:
The more flexible the rod, the easier for the reel to avoid blacklash.. You had better choose a rod with medium action rather than one with heavy action because the heavy weight will make it harder for you to do the throwing task. If you already own a heavy rod, you should loosen the line about 2 feet to cast better.
If the wind is trong:
If the wind is strong, the bait will be slowed down easily. You may be faced with backlash because the strong wind will make the reel spin faster while the bait cannot keep up with it.
If you are not a well-experienced fisher, you’d better avoid the strong wind. Otherwise, you have a technique that you keep your thumb on the reel.
Deal with the too late release:
In general, most people tend to release too late, causeing the rebound because the reel spins while the bait stop moving.
Techniques to throw a baitcasting reel:
– Use your thumb to hold the spool and hit the release button at the same time, then use both hands to pull the rod over your shoulders
Next, try to cast the reel to the sky and keep the spool spinning by putting your thumb on the spool.
When you are sure that the backlash doesn’t happen, you should repeat the procedure until the task get perfect.
– Get down the timing and do the follow-through, stop pointing to the sky and point towards the bait and get more casts. Then, you just do the task by your wrist through a belt around it to be more secured
– If you can do overhand casting, you should master the technique of casting with side-arm. However, you have to be parallel with the water and use the pitching and flipping method.