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When I cast with my bait caster the line stops mid cast and then when I look into the real the line is under a loop in my baitcaster and most of the time I can’t get it out and I don’t know why it happens anyone know how to prevent it because I think it might be something wrong with my reel but I want to make sure before I get a new reel.

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Sounds more like the line wasn't kept taunt when spooling it up originally and you're having minor back-lashes and not fixing them before reeling in and re-casting.

 

I'd un-spool all the line, then take it back up while keeping tension on the line to insure it's snug...not too tight though, it is a bit of a balancing act.

 

BTW: Welcome to the forums.

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Nope - not the reel. Something’s wrong with your thumb 😉 You need to keep a little light pressure over the rotating spool because line is building up slightly and causing the loops. You could also nudge your magnets/brakes/spool control knob up slightly also to get a little better control. Might even swap line out as once it gets some loop sets built up, it often makes casting a little more difficult.

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Mr @Team9nine is absolutely correct.

I would also say your casting technique could be off.

I see this a lot when guys use a "spinners" cast.....

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Yep.

99% you

1% the reel

Only time it was actually the reel for me was when it wouldn’t spool back evenly. So 70% was on the right side and 30% on the left, but it was an old reel that was not taken care of. 

But I’m sure it’s the casting technique and brake/tension setup. 

Dont throw so hard when learning. 

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Hello and welcome to Bass Resource ~ 

 Might be your technique.

 Perhaps watch a few videos on how to set up a casting reel.

 That could help.

Here's a couple . . 

 

https://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-videos/cast-adjust-baitcast.html

 

https://www.bassresource.com/bass-fishing-videos/accuracy-baitcast.html

 

A-Jay

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Guys, he’s saying his line is under a loop.

 

@Decbro21: I think I know what you’re talking about. But to be sure I understand, you are saying that somehow, some way, your line is under a loop of line before it goes out the through the line guide toward the guides. 

 

If if this is the case, there is nothing wrong with the reel. It has to do with having loose enough loops on the spool and your line is already under one of those loop(s) BEFORE you insert the line through the line guide. 

 

Sometimes, the end of your line on the spool can get under a loose loop or two before you feed your line through the line guide and this can be done unknowingly. 

 

The only way to fix this is to bring the line all the way back to the spool. have the drag mildly set. This is to prevent potential overrun loops while you pull line off the reel (not fed through the line guide but free) until you get to the loop that the line is under. Pull the main line out from under the loop and afterward, crank the handle til most of the loose line is back on the spool. 

 

Now you can get back to fishing. 

 

Whenever I line my casting rods, I always make sure that my line is not under a loose loop. 

 

This is can happen if the reel’s drag is completely backed off which is what I do after every outing and as a result, the first bit of line on the spool can be loose enough to make coils and the standing line somehow gets under said loop(s). 

 

Lines that have memory can increase this likelihood but it can happen to any line. 

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I'm not sure how to interpret "line under loop".  From my experience, every backlash I have ever had, there was line under loops, and loops under line, all "my" operator error.  If the OP is just learning on a baitcaster, all the information above should be helpful.           

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:welcome:

 

Where do you live?  Plenty of guys on here willing to stop and help you out if they live nearby.

 

Like everyone is saying...doubtful it is the reel.

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8 minutes ago, livin2fish said:

I'm not sure how to interpret "line under loop".  From my experience, every backlash I have ever had, there was line under loops, and loops under line, all "my" operator error.  If the OP is just learning on a baitcaster, all the information above should be helpful.           

Make some loops appear on your spool. Next insert your line through at least one of them and proceed to put the line through the guide and then line the rod.

 

this is what I think the op was trying to describe. 

 

I have inadvertently done this as a newby and wondered how it happened and eventually figured it out. 

 

One if the best ways to prevent it is to not let the end of your line go completely back through the line guide to the spool. 

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4 minutes ago, islandbass said:

Make some loops appear on your spool. Next insert your line through at least one of them and proceed to put the line through the guide and then line the rod.

Wow, just learned something.  Never had this happen, or thought it could happen.  If this is it, you nailed it.  I have missed some guides on the rod several times which have led to backlashes.  Wealth of info. on this site.

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12 minutes ago, livin2fish said:

Wow, just learned something.  Never had this happen, or thought it could happen.  If this is it, you nailed it.  I have missed some guides on the rod several times which have led to backlashes.  Wealth of info. on this site.

I hear you. Most anglers probably leave their rods (particularly casting rods) in what I dub, “intact” mode after fishing, and by that, the lure or hook is still attached to the line and resting on a hook keeper. 

 

If you are one who does this, then the chances of this happening to you is zero. 

 

If you completely break down your casting rod like I do, and by this I mean you cut off the lure and crank the line all the way back to the spool, this is when it can happen, especially if the first foot or two of line is loose enough to make coils. 

 

Btw, I done that too with the guides too, lol. Embarrassingly enough, I’ve been so eager to get fishing that I actually forgot to put the line through the line guide on the reel and went straight to the rod guides. To make it worse I didn’t realize until I notice my line was piling up in one place. 😱

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Did you work out COMPLETELY an old backlash?  If not, your line isn't going to go any further than where that backlash begins.  

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If you are getting some part of your line making a hard 180 around the line going out to the rod, you have a backlash that wasn't picked out fully.

 

Click the thumb button, grab the 180 loop only, and pull , then pull the line that's going to the rod. Keep doing this until  you can pull line freely out to the rod, it may take several attempts.

 

Then hold some tension on the line out at the rod, and reel back in everything you pulled out.  Maybe tighten you brakes or spool tension some and make a 50% power cast, if all casts well, set your brakes per the videos others linked and go to town.

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13 hours ago, jbrew73 said:

Are you using braided line?

 

I'd bet he is.

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