How to Set Up A Baitcasting Reel for Smooth Casting

Nowadays, most anglers use baitcasting reel for fishing and becoming popular gradually. You will feel better comfort by using a baitcasting reel. There are lots of baitcasting reels available in the market that you can purchase as per as your requirement. But if you are a beginner of using baitcasting reel then you may face some problem when you are using it. As its little bit hard to use you have to learn how to set up a baitcasting. In this article, we have discussed the steps of setting up a baitcasting reel for smooth casting. If you follow this steps, we assure you that you will be able to use baitcasting reel properly without any problem.



First of all, take a deep look at the reel. You will see there are several components on the reel and you have to know how they work actually. The main parts are the brake; thumb bar, spool, and spool tension knob etc if you get familiar with the parts then it will be easier for you to learn how to use them.


Adjusting the spool tension is very important and don't forget to adjust the tension every time you tie a new lure. The best method of adjusting the spool tension is holding the rod and loses the tensioner and wait till the lure drops to the ground gently. If you can do this properly then your reel is now tensioned.


Adjusting brakes is really important for good casting. There are two types of braking system available on the baitcasting reel. If you go for a pricey reel then there will be a centrifugal braking system. The type of brake is not our headache. We have to adjust them according to our needs. Access the side plate using a lever or dial to get inside then adjust them. This is for the centrifugal brake. If your reel has magnetic brakes then it's much easier to adjust the brake.


We hope that now you know how to set up a baitcasting reel for smooth casting. If you don't get a better result on primary stage then don't get frustrated. Take time and keep practicing even if you are not on the water. Remember, the main key to learning anything is patient. Follow the above-mentioned steps and we hope that you will be able to be a successful baitcaster.

Last Updated on January 2, 2021 by Leo Evans

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