Whats the best ways to prevent lash-backs when using a Baitcaster reel?

I’m new to using bait-casting reels, normally used an open faced, but due to me fishing more and more I decided to try the baitcaster. I practice a bit but not much due to the fact I can’t get more than two good casts with out getting lash backs and rats nests in the reel. any tips ?

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3 thoughts on “Whats the best ways to prevent lash-backs when using a Baitcaster reel?

  1. There are two main things in play here. The reel needs to be properly adjusted for the weight of the lure you are using and the other is experience.

    Here is the recommended way to adjust your reel for the weight of the lure. Take the reel and hold it horizontal to the ground. Press the release button and let the lure fall to the ground. If the lure hits the ground and there is an overrun on the line, adjust the reel until the spool will not turn after the lure contacts the ground.

    But this is another method that may help you learn a little quicker. Tighten up on the reel so that when you cast it, the lure will not go but but 30 feet or so. The reel will not back lash when it is adjusted too tightly like this. But this way you can ease up on the tension a little at a time until you can cast it farther and farther without it back lashing. Then you can practice using your thumb to control the spool to stop the lure where ever you want it to stop.By stopping the lure just before it hits the ground, you will control the spool where it will not have any over runs.

    The key is practice. I did not get into fine tuning your reel,for casting, because at this point you just need to master the basics,and then fine tune your reel once you achieve at least a little expertise in casting it without back lashing.

  2. It takes practice. Lots and lots of practice. Good reels have an anti-backlash knob that helps. Still, there is no easy way. I’ve spent hours getting my line free after not paying close enough attention to the tension on the line. Keep your thumb ready. When the line slows start applying light pressure. This is something that must be felt and learned. The is no way to learn to do this by reading. Good luck.

  3. Im new to baitcasting too (havent got my own baitcaster yet) but they say learning on an inexpensive reel (cheaper than $50) is a bit more challenging than a $80+ baitcaster. So Im saving up a bit more to get a Shimano Caenan or Citica.

    The other poster got good tips. The reel has to be set up correctly with the brake/tensioner adjusted to each lure/weight.

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