Hearing professional or veteran anglers talk about baitcasting reels and baitcasting fishing, you would be tempted to believe it’s quite straightforward. That all you have to do is head to a shop, purchase the first baitcaster you fancy and the fish would be as good as being caught.
The reality is, most beginners are left wondering how to manipulate the equipment to good effect. Many people have been known to ditch their baitcaster reel for a more basic fishing equipment due to ignorance.
This is a shame since these reels cost quite a bit of money to purchase. Besides, there are so many benefits to using them. For instance, baitcasting reels provide you with greater control in handling big catches. Also, you won’t have to waste too much energy when casting out a line. This is important when you have to repeatedly cast a line all day.
That said, one thing newbies must learn immediately is how to thread a fishing line through a baitcaster reel. Of course, you can get someone to do it for you. But, if you are way out somewhere fishing with nobody around, you would rue the day you ignored this simple skill. [Read more…]