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Baitcasting For The Beginner

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Lately, there has been many questions regarding buying a first baitcasting set up, to what line to use etc. So here's some answers for those beginners looking for help:

When buying your first baitcaster buy the best that you can afford. It will make your experience more enjoyable, less frustrating and shorten the learning curve.

Rods: Understanding rod power and tip speed read this:http://www.bassresource.com/fishing/rod-actions-power.html

Now, most fishing can be done with 2 combos. 1) 6'6-7', MH Power, Fast/Extra Fast Tip for Soft Plastics, Spinnerbaits, Most Single Hook lures.

2) 6'6-7' M Power, Medium Tip for Treble hook lures

Reel: Look for a reel with in the 6.4:1 ratio. That's your all around ratio for most fishing. Shimano, Abu Garcia, BPS Pro Qualifier,Lew's, Daiwa etc all make great reels just buy the best that you can afford.

Line: Your basic all around performer is 12# test. You'll want to buy an affordable line at first such as Yo-Zuri Hybrid or another mono/copoly.

Setting up your baitcaster: http://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-videos/adjust-baitcasting-baitcaster.html. This is a great video by Glenn.

Finally, have some patience. Birdsnests will happen, even KVD has some. Practice, Practice, Practice!!!

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