Welcome, Guest. Please login or register.

Who's Online

  • Dot Guests: 125
  • Dot Hidden: 0
  • Dot Users: 0

There aren't any users online.

Newest Members

Happy Birthday

Select Theme

Forum Default


Author Topic: baitcaster  (Read 236 times)

0 Members and 1 Guest are viewing this topic.

Offline snap1946

  • Registered
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 49
  • -Receive: 32
  • Posts: 137
« on: Wed 7 Aug 07:36 2019 »
what size baitcaster to learn with

Offline Taylyn it

  • Global Moderator
  • Registered
  • ****
  • Thank You
  • -Given: 2983
  • -Receive: 1983
  • Posts: 3110
  • The rich have therapy for the rest there's fishing
  • Club Awards:
    2016 Freshwater Champion
Re: baitcaster
« Reply #1 on: Thu 8 Aug 09:11 2019 »
Hi Snap,

   I don't feel the size is that big of a deal, just try to find one with a good magnetic
spool adjust to control the free run while getting use to it. I would go low profile though.

I use Abu Revo 3 and a Tatula HD.

Cheers Jason
  • My Awards Threadfin Salmon Over 80cm Mac Tuna Over 80cm Freshwater Cod Over 60cm Yellowbelly Over 50cm Whiting Over 40cm Cobia Over 100cm Spotty Mackerel Over 80cm Redclaw over 35cm Grass Emperor Over 45cm
  • Fishing is meant to be enjoyable, let's keep it that way.

    Offline snap1946

    • Registered
    • Thank You
    • -Given: 49
    • -Receive: 32
    • Posts: 137
    Re: baitcaster
    « Reply #2 on: Thu 8 Aug 19:33 2019 »

    Offline Fisharwashe

    • Registered
    • Thank You
    • -Given: 253
    • -Receive: 276
    • Posts: 396
    Re: baitcaster
    « Reply #3 on: Fri 9 Aug 15:34 2019 »
    1.  Establish your target(s) species
    2.  Establish the line class and type (mono/braid) you want to fish - this affects your spool capacity and reel size affects the outfit balance
    3.  THEN look at what fits your budget
    4.  Then practice in the backyard or park, learn to cast and learn on a basic reel before buying an expensive one.  Basic technique 1st then move to finesse.  Cast to a hoop, slowly increase the distance and the weights and learn the correct spool tension and the art of thumbing


    If you simply want to learn how to use one, buy a 2nd hand or $30 China model and learn without spending big.