Using A Baitcaster

Are you planning on doing some fishing using a baitcaster? If so, then you’ve come to the right place. We’ll be taking a look at how you can properly get it done so you have success on the water each time.

You’ll learn how to spool a baitcaster along with some of the best practices while fishing with one. Catching a fish no matter how your rod is set up is key. It’s important to have a good reel, high-quality lines, and the right equipment to catch your species of choice (like bass or walleye).

But let’s not talk about your tackle box for right now. Let’s talk about how using a baitcaster can work to your advantage. Without further ado, here we go:


Getting Started

First off, we’ll be talking about how to spool a baitcaster. Below are some how-to instructions that you must carefully look over and follow along. This will make the difference between having no tangles and knots within your line to having way too many of them.

Here’s what you need to do:

Size it up: First, you’ll need to size your line. This means you’ll need to determine how thick your line needs to be. If you are catching larger fish, you’ll need something that’s thicker. With thicker lines come with one caveat: the thicker the line, the more space it takes up.

Consider the material: The material your line is made from will matter if you are looking for a better grip. Monofilament and fluorocarbon are two of your best materials for lines since it gives you plenty of grip compared to its plastic counterpart. Plus, they are easy to tie directly to the reel.

Tie it all together: Now, it’s time to tie it. Pass the line you’ve chosen through the rods guides and also through the reel’s level wind guide. Continue passing it through the spool itself and tie the line to it using a specific knot known as an Arbour Knot.

Test it out: Whether it’s on the water or on flat ground where there are no obstructions in the way like trees, to a couple of test casts. This will make sure everything is tied correctly. If there are some knots and the like, you’ve done something wrong. If everything looks good, you’re done.

Fishing With A Baitcaster

Now that you’ve put together a spool with your baitcaster, it’s showtime. So what will you catch with a baitcaster? Good question.

A baitcaster is perfect for those who want nothing more than a nice sized bass on the other end of the line. Of course, let’s not exclude trout as well. Whether you are on a riverbank or in the middle of a lake, you can still be able to land a trout. Either way, a baitcaster can help get the job done.

But if you are catching heavier fish, a baitcaster is a must. The reason why is because it has plenty of torque and will handle heavier lines better than other types of rods. Plus, it’s what the pro anglers rely on.

Having a baitcaster rod is the closest thing you can get to a professional-grade experience when it comes to fishing for the big ones.

Final Thoughts

If you’re a beginner angler or someone who is a bit of a seasoned vet, a baitcaster is an excellent choice. Especially when you can catch some monster-sized fish in your favorite spots. You’d be hard-pressed to find a rod and reel that can handle the heavy-duty work quite like a baitcaster. Spool your lines correctly and choose a line that has excellent grip and breaking strength so it doesn’t break apart when you’re in for a fight against the big one.

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