Santa left you a nice new baitcaster under the tree this year? Now you just have to learn to cast it.
It seems that more and more often, as soon as people are introduced to bass fishing, they suddenly need a baitcaster. I’m not saying that there is anything wrong with a baitcaster, but if you don’t know how to use one, you will catch more fish with a traditional rod and reel than by spending all day respooling your line from the tangled mess you leave from not knowing how to cast a baitcaster.
If you do want to learn to use a baitcaster, and are lucky enough to have one, check out this great introduction video by Gene Jensen from Flukemaster.
He does a great job of explaining exactly what to do to set up your reel and then practice simple casts to get your baitcaster working for you and not against you.
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Jensen really hits on the key factors of learning to cast your first baitcaster, like making sure your reel is properly adjusted and to make sure you are casting in one smooth motion.
If you do these things and start slow, you will be on your way to catching bass in some awesome fishing spots with your new baitcaster in no time.
If you ignore his advice you will be frustrated by spending a lot of time getting tangled line out of your new baitcaster and wishing you had practiced a little more.