One thing that you can do to help from birdnesting is let out about 25 yard off the real, put a small piece of black tape on the real, set the brakes to max. Then real it back in, from there you can start casting tell you get the hang of it. When you get it down, you can let more line out (50 yards) and do it again. Keep doing it tell you get 100%, after that you can start backing off the brakes some. Practice, Practice,Practice.