Healthy, yummy and guilt-free – all these can be gotten through eating healthy food like vegetable, fruit and of course, fish. But what if the process of getting these fish can also be healthy, and guilt-free? Yes, fishing is one of the outdoor activities that requires not just physical prowess but also mental and even emotional skills. Fishing is both good for the body and the brain. Aside from it trains the muscles, it also enhances one’s focus and patience.
But starting from the bottom of all these, whatever outdoor activity a person wants to do, proper tools or equipment should be owned. An online store for outdoor goods, the Outdoor Gear World, explains the importance of proper tools and equipment as must haves. And for fishing, there is no doubt, a high quality baitcasting reel can go a long way.
What Makes a Good Baitcasting Reel?
Usually, good quality comes with a famous brand name and of course, with higher prices. But for both beginners and not, if you know what to look for in a baitcasting reel, you need not to worry. The following are some of the basics when it comes to choosing and using baitcasting reels: (1) a good braking system, (2) a higher gear ratio, (3) lightweight, (4) line guide made of strong materials, (5) light yet durable spool, and (6) high quality shielded bearings. Summing all these, a good reel requires right weight and balance and of course, its suitability to the user – to the user’s natural style and grip.
How to Properly Cast a Baitcasting Reel?
Reel the line properly with the proper distance between your bait and rod tip (around 6 to 12 inches). A proper grip is also needed in holding the reel. It is better if you rest your thumb over the reel spool at a slight angle to give you more manipulation or control of the line flow. Utilize fingers for grip and wrist for proper force and angle. Arms also play a big role for the right maneuvering of the fishing equipment. When casting, your arms must be bent approaching 90 degrees. This results to correct posture, positioning and angle when releasing out the line. Then sweep the rod horizontally forward, around 30 degrees then release also your thumb until your bait reaches your target. Press down again after releasing the ample length of spool. Be careful not to wait too long before repressing your thumb, unnecessary spins may be created that results to “birds nest” making you do the tedious task of straightening your spools.
Again, whatever outdoor activity you want to do, it is always better, and easier with the right knowledge, right material or equipment and most of all, right companion.