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Offline snap1946

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« on: Wed 7 Aug 07:36 2019 »
what size baitcaster to learn with

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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.

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    Re: baitcaster
    « Reply #2 on: Thu 8 Aug 19:33 2019 »

    Offline Fisharwashe

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    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.

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    Re: baitcaster
    « Reply #4 on: Thu 27 Feb 15:45 2020 »
    Practice on short grass as the seeds in longer grass gets into the braid.