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#10894296 - 06/04/15 06:58 AM New rod and reel
wburke2010 Offline

Registered: 05/08/13
Posts: 66
Loc: Wylie, TX
Picked up a new spinning rod an Abu Garcia revo s and a duckett rod to go with it. So that I can throw smaller jigs and etc since I am not that good with a bait caster. Which is my next question right now I have two Abu Garcia black max reels and would like to get better with them. Question is if I spend more money on a new bait aster is a nicer reel going to be easier to use and make learning easier than the cheap one I have now.

#10895311 - 06/04/15 01:24 PM Re: New rod and reel [Re: wburke2010]
Extreme Angler

Registered: 02/12/06
Posts: 1220
Loc: Denton
In my opinion the answer is 'no'.

Reason: anglers have learned to cast on less expensive gear and it's proper casting technique that wins - regardless of the price of your reel.

That's my two cents.

#10896112 - 06/04/15 06:45 PM Re: New rod and reel [Re: CRAPPIEJIGN]
"Old School" Offline
Extreme Angler

Registered: 07/04/11
Posts: 2643
Loc: Big D
Practice, practice, practice before you go to the lake or pond. Make sure to match the rod to the reel and to the size line.

#10896388 - 06/04/15 08:47 PM Re: New rod and reel [Re: wburke2010]
J.StoneRepairs Offline

Registered: 09/03/13
Posts: 240
Loc: Waco
I agree with Bass...practice. Learn how to adjust your spool tension and if equipped on the reel of choice the magnetic brake.

#10896575 - 06/04/15 10:08 PM Re: New rod and reel [Re: wburke2010]
Indianation65 Offline
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Registered: 05/07/13
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Loc: Richardson, Texas
Yep, $ or $$$ for a baitcast reel matters not, it's all in the thumb, wrist, practice and the patience!
Here are my favorites that helped me!

Video 1, fight through a bit of wind noise, but worth the lesson!
Video 2, spit three times!
Video 3, shave your head so your hair won't add to backlash.


#10897213 - 06/05/15 09:06 AM Re: New rod and reel [Re: wburke2010]
msg_f91 Offline

Registered: 05/01/12
Posts: 188
Another thing you'll learn with practice is that each reel is different and requires a different amount of adjustments to get them to that sweet spot with each lure. I can grab my Shimano Calisto and adjust it real quick and be lobbing lures in seconds. While I can grab my Lew's LFS and still be adjusting it after I've cast a few times. Also magnet brakes and centrifugal brakes act a little different. So if you picked up that Revo S and started casting like a champ but you are still getting birds nests with the Black Max reels that might be why. Ones magnet and ones centrifugal.

#10900343 - 06/06/15 09:09 PM Re: New rod and reel [Re: wburke2010]
wburke2010 Offline

Registered: 05/08/13
Posts: 66
Loc: Wylie, TX
Thanks guys, will watch the videos when I am at work as the internet isnt' that great at home. Will work on the reels a little and see if I can get them tuned in and do a bunch more practice with them.



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