The Baitcaster is a rather difficult reel to get used to. But once you master it, you will become a true fisherman. You’ll likely encounter many casting problems when you’re just starting with Baitcaster. One of them is that you can’t cast a long distance.
How to cast a baitcaster farther? You can do this. It’s the same thing with cast a spinning reel. But it’s a bit more complicated. This article will show you how casting a long distance with a baitcasting reel.
You can refer to this article to understand the technique of casting a spinning reel here: How To Cast Farther With A Spinning Reel?
How To Cast A Baitcaster Farther
The one thing I get asked all the time when I’m out fishing is, “How can I cast farther?” Casting distance is pretty simple. The biggest thing is the rod. You want to make sure the rod has enough tips for the bait you’re casting. If you’re using bait that you need to cast a good long-distance with, you want to make sure you have a rod with enough tip to load up a lot of that rod on the cast.
The other thing I do, which helps a lot, is I leave a little more line out than most people do. Many people will leave 8-10 inches, but that doesn’t allow you when you cast to build up as much of that rod as you can. So I Leave out a little longer, like 2 and a half or 3 feet which allows me to build the rod up and make a long-distance cast.
How To Use Baitcaster Reel?. In this article, I showed you how casting a baitcaster. But I will walk you through the main steps again.
- Hold a rod at about 9:30, in line with your right (dominant) hand forearm.
- Press the spool release button with the thumb and block the spool itself to prevent the line from unreeling.
- Rotate the right wrist so that the handle is positioned below the reel, almost horizontal to ground.
- Bring rod to 2:00 with a continuous and smooth movement.
- At 2:00, change the derection of movement and bring the rod back forwards 10:30, speeding up all the while.
- Around 10:30, abruptly stop the movement of the rod, release the spool and launch the lure.
- With your right thumb, control the speed at which the spool is spinning to prevent “backlashes”.
- Follow the lure trajectory and move the rod towards the 9:00 position.
- When the lure enters the water stop the rotation of the spool with your thumb and turns the handle.
Summary of what you need to know to cast a long distance
- There are multiple lines when cast. Keep the spool line always full.
- Do not use a line heavier than the rating on the reel.
- Select reel, line, rod, synchronize with each other.
- Braids are always cast farther than mono lines because the braid is smaller but has the same strength.
- If possible, use a wind-on knot. It allows you to draw the bait close to the rod’s tip, where it is easier to control the cast more precisely.
- Understanding and taking advantage of the above advantages, we only use 1/3 of the advantages of the rod to cast the bait.
- After casting the bait with a spinning reel, we should close the line stopper by hand to avoid twisting and limiting the casting distance.
- Control the eyelets on the rod to avoid cracks and scratches, which reduce the casting distance and damage the rope, especially causing us to lose fish.
- Change the line often because the outer layer of the line will gradually wear out, creating a lot of friction that makes the line cast far away.
- Rinsing with fresh water is the main way to avoid salt build-up in reel and line. Eyelets reduce long cast power.
Questions & Answers
Why doesn’t my baitcaster cast a long-distance? – Try a lighter line and/or a heavier lure. Just make sure they fall within the suggested ratings on your fishing rod or reel. I can’t cast anything less than a 1/4 oz. With my baitcasting really and I used to use a 12 lb test. 10lb is pretty good too.
How far should my baitcaster be cast? – Most anglers are proficient at casting average of 24-29 yards (23-28 meters). Long casting also depends on their tackle and wind conditions.
Getting used to something new takes time.
You already have the answer to the “How to cast a baitcaster farther”. Remember, everything depends on your personal preferences. Any reels are expensive or cheap, it will still be useless if you can’t master them.
I hope this article is helpful to you. Do you have another idea?