what is the best way to cast a surf and deep sea reel with out bird nesting the line?

i just got a new reel for surf fishing and deep sea a dual purpas rod i casted and i got the famous birds nest and had to have my line changed how can i keep this from happing again. what would you suggest. got a video link or something that show it’s?

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3 thoughts on “what is the best way to cast a surf and deep sea reel with out bird nesting the line?

  1. Sounds like you either need to practice casting or put a little less line on the reel. I also put my spool of line in a bucket of warm water before using; the line feeds better.

  2. The basic two-handed casting technique: Your right hand grips the rod just below the reel, with the thumb on the spool to keep it from letting line out. Flip the reel into freespool with your left hand, then grip the bottom of the rod butt with your left hand. Extend the rod out behind you, make sure there’s nobody/nothing back there you’re going to snag, then using both hands, swing the rod forward over your head, releasing the spool with your thumb before the rod reaches the vertical. Slow the spool with your thumb as the line goes out, then stop the spool completely when you see your weight hit the water. If you’re letting the bait sink, you can release the spool immediately to let it sink, if you’re fishing an artificial near the surface, just put the reel in gear at this point and start the retrieve.

    Now the tricky part: When you’re casting a conventional reel, you get backlashes when the spool is spinning faster than the line is being pulled out of it. When you cast, there’s a split-second when you release the spool when the weight starts pulling the line out, and starts the spool spinning. After that, friction and air resistance will steadily slow down the speed of the line coming out of the reel. Meanwhile, the bearings in the reel will keep the spool spinning, not slowing down much at all. So to prevent a backlash, you’ve got to slow the spool down when the weight is in the air, and stop the spool completely as soon as the weight stops (hits the water).

    It sounds simpler than it really is. With too little thumb pressure, you’ll still get backlashes. With too much thumb pressure, you’ll shorten your cast (and if you’re throwing a heavy weight with dry line, you can burn your thumb). It’s a good idea to wet your line with a short cast or two (or pouring a cup of water over the line) before trying to heave your bait out there.

    When you have an “educated thumb” you’ll be able to gauge the spool’s speed, let it spin as freely as possible, and start to slow it at the first sign of loose line, which is a backlash starting to form. But you can’t pick that kind of feel up from a video — what it takes is practice.

    The way to learn is to start with a moderately heavy weight, and make soft, short casts. As you get a better feel for casting, you can start tossing it farther and farther, and using less optimal weights (lighter or heavier). But the only way to learn is to practice.

  3. it just takes practice. im 15 now and have mastered throwing a big penn 330. also theres a knob right next the handle (not the drag) that can tighten or loosen the pressure on the spool. tighten this knob and you should have less backlash

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