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Is this a good casting distance for a baitcaster? #13296694 09/29/19 10:12 PM
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Re: Is this a good casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Catfanman] #13296700 09/29/19 10:22 PM
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Sure


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Re: Is this a good casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Brent S] #13296703 09/29/19 10:24 PM
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Originally Posted by Brent S
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Re: Is this a good casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Catfanman] #13296727 09/29/19 10:54 PM
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Will you start throwing my crankbaits for me?


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Re: Is this a good casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Catfanman] #13296735 09/29/19 10:58 PM
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Heres a even better cast

Re: Is this a good casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Catfanman] #13296835 09/30/19 12:44 AM
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Re: Is this a good casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Jarrett Latta] #13296871 09/30/19 01:12 AM
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Whats that supposed to mean?

Re: Is this a good casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Catfanman] #13296875 09/30/19 01:14 AM
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Head down to the local middle school or high school and cast down the football field to get a good measure of distance.


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Re: Is this a good casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Catfanman] #13297116 09/30/19 03:20 AM
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distance is good , --- but accuracy is just as important . I learned by setting up old coffee cans at varying distances and trying to drop a Trigged Jelly worm using a 1/8 and 3/16oz weight in them from 30 feet , 50 feet , 70 feet etc..
It really helps when fishing weeds and exposed timber .

Re: Is this a good casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Catfanman] #13297174 09/30/19 04:25 AM
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You are doing the right thing by practicing. Once you feel more comfortable, you can start releasing the tension knob a little bit and get further and further casts. When yu get good at it, you will be able to cast into the next drive way and measure your casts in Yards, like 40 or 50 or more yards. Glad you feel comfortable enough to ask for help. Hope this helps. Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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Tight lines, keep safe and good luck.

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Like playing golf, the older I get the less distance I get. True in a lot of things.

Re: Is this a good casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: Catfanman] #13297448 09/30/19 03:44 PM
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Pay attention to what the rod specs are, put line on 3/4 of line weight specs, tie on weight about 3/4 of rod weight spec. Don't practice with things that catch a lot of wind, such as that soda bottle you used awhile back and that float. Think about every cast. Which direction is the wind? Pick a spot to aim for , don't just cast aimlessly into an open area. After every cast, think about what happened. Did you notice the wind effect, what did you feel on your thumb? Did it go higher or lower trajectory than intended? Was tension knob set for lure weight? Were the brakes set intentionally for what you are throwing? Make small adjustments. You will get there.

It is like playing guitar, no one was born with it. There is NO substitute for time spent trying , observing, and adjusting. Every bad cast you make is a chance to learn what went wrong.

Good luck , have fun, catch fish


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Originally Posted by ReelSlow
Pay attention to what the rod specs are, put line on 3/4 of line weight specs, tie on weight about 3/4 of rod weight spec. Don't practice with things that catch a lot of wind, such as that soda bottle you used awhile back and that float. Think about every cast. Which direction is the wind? Pick a spot to aim for , don't just cast aimlessly into an open area. After every cast, think about what happened. Did you notice the wind effect, what did you feel on your thumb? Did it go higher or lower trajectory than intended? Was tension knob set for lure weight? Were the brakes set intentionally for what you are throwing? Make small adjustments. You will get there.

It is like playing guitar, no one was born with it. There is NO substitute for time spent trying , observing, and adjusting. Every bad cast you make is a chance to learn what went wrong.

Good luck , have fun, catch fish


Best post I've read in a long time. Lots of hours of experience condensed into few words.

Re: Is this a good casting distance for a baitcaster? [Re: herbsteiner] #13300178 10/03/19 01:03 AM
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Originally Posted by ReelSlow
Pay attention to what the rod specs are, put line on 3/4 of line weight specs, tie on weight about 3/4 of rod weight spec. Don't practice with things that catch a lot of wind, such as that soda bottle you used awhile back and that float. Think about every cast. Which direction is the wind? Pick a spot to aim for , don't just cast aimlessly into an open area. After every cast, think about what happened. Did you notice the wind effect, what did you feel on your thumb? Did it go higher or lower trajectory than intended? Was tension knob set for lure weight? Were the brakes set intentionally for what you are throwing? Make small adjustments. You will get there.

It is like playing guitar, no one was born with it. There is NO substitute for time spent trying , observing, and adjusting. Every bad cast you make is a chance to learn what went wrong.

Good luck , have fun, catch fish


Best post I've read in a long time. Lots of hours of experience condensed into few words.



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