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I know on a baitcaster you can just use your thumb to slow the fall of the lure so it doesn't spook the fish with a big sound when it hits the water, and you also have to have good technique in casting.  Does anyone have a technique of slowing the line down on a spinning reel?  I guess you could also try using your thumb, I haven't tried it but it doesn't seem like it would work great.

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Look up the term "feather" or "feathering" - it's the equivalent for spinning reels. Several YouTube videos you can watch. Basically using your index finger to control line.

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What T9 said, you cup the spool with your hand, and feather the line.

 

Though really a quiet entry has more to do with distance and trajectory.

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34 minutes ago, J Francho said:

What T9 said, you cup the spool with your hand, and feather the line.

 

Though really a quiet entry has more to do with distance and trajectory.

well there's a term i didn't know of.  thanks guys ill look it up.

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As mentioned above, trajectory is huge in noise.  If you can cast long and low it's vastly preferred over a huge high arcing cast that will cannonball into the water.  *especially* if you can feather it out at the end.  

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Check out Glenn's video on casting accuracy with a spinning reel.

Here it is.  

  He covers feathering the line/ spool pretty well. He forgot to mention that for most of us it requires moving our hand forward so the reel stem is located between our 2nd and 3rd fingers.  It takes a little getting used to that but it works really nicely.  Notice how he is gripping the reel in the video before you play it.

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1 hour ago, fishnkamp said:

Check out Glenn's video on casting accuracy with a spinning reel.

Here it is.  

  He covers feathering the line/ spool pretty well. He forgot to mention that for most of us it requires moving our hand forward so the reel stem is located between our 2nd and 3rd fingers.  It takes a little getting used to that but it works really nicely.  Notice how he is gripping the reel in the video before you play it.

i noticed that and thanks a lot for the video i'm going to watch it now.  i believe the hardest part for me will be getting trajectory right with different lures.  since they all have a different weight i'm guessing it takes a little bit of different action to cast them right, maybe i'm wrong.  i just need to practice casting a lot especially at longer distances because the longer the distance the worse i am with making a splash.  i'm fine with short casts and make little noise.  i know i've spooked many fish.  i'm not an amateur angler period, i'm an amateur bass angel period lol.  bass are just a whole other level of angling and it's all i want to learn.  their brains might not be big but they're very smart fish.

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