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I think, I will never learn to skip with a casting reel. I don't know how to adjust the brake. What kind of reel is better for skipping, centrifugal brake system or magforce system ? What kind of rod ? What kind of line ? ;):D :D I need your help!

Thanks in advance.

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For learning to skip, turn brakes off, and use a lot of spool tension.  After a while, your thumb will figure it out.  Start with something heavy, like a big trap, 5" Senko, or spook. ;)

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Welcome, not too many from Russia here. As far as line a higher diameter line will tend to slow the spool speed so that will help with backlashes. As far as a rod the shortest possible for accuracy such as a 6 foot, I prefer a MH.

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great tips above. I like to swing real low and sidearm like this. Thats not me but you get it. I use a 6ft rod and the same baits as J Francho suggest plus hollow frogs,tubes and tons of practice  8-)

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It takes a lot of practice.  As already stated,  start with a heavier lure and crank up the spool control and mag brake if you have one.  The cent. brake doesn't really come into play with skipping.  As you get better, start backing off the mag brake and then the spool tension and then switch to a lighter lure.  It takes time. 

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or use a spinning rod.

I've always said this too.  But when the opportunity presents itself, and you're chucking a big Sammy on a baitcaster, sometimes there just isn't time to tie one on a spinning rod.  When I'm fishing from the kayak, like you, I have all the time in the world, but in a tournament, or as a guest on a friend's boat, its a valid skill.

I was recently fishing the Seneca River with a friend of mine, from his boat.  Being able to skip my trap under overhangs and docks was key. 

Plus its fun to learn something new.  I only started this spring, after watching Rojas skip a frog like a madman on SML.  When he took a break, we asked him why he skipped it, and he said it was just something he was used to, and he also felt that the skip was part of the presentation.

Interesting?

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or use a spinning rod.

I've always said this too. But when the opportunity presents itself, and you're chucking a big Sammy on a baitcaster, sometimes there just isn't time to tie one on a spinning rod. When I'm fishing from the kayak, like you, I have all the time in the world, but in a tournament, or as a guest on a friend's boat, its a valid skill.

I was recently fishing the Seneca River with a friend of mine, from his boat. Being able to skip my trap under overhangs and docks was key.

Plus its fun to learn something new. I only started this spring, after watching Rojas skip a frog like a madman on SML. When he took a break, we asked him why he skipped it, and he said it was just something he was used to, and he also felt that the skip was part of the presentation.

Interesting?

Awsome point, I would bet my ratio of strikes is larger on skipping it in than the other. I will file this to the brain 8-)

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