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Tips to Help You Prevent Backlashes in Your Reel

Getting a backlash can be extremely frustrating, especially when it happens during a tournament when there is no time to waste. Believe it or not, there are ways to prevent backlashes from occurring other than simply “thumbing” the spool when you are making a cast. The first thing you need to do to prevent a backlash from happening is dialing in your reel effectively. To learn how to do this correctly, check out this helpful video. As with anything, p...
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Why use a sinking braid?

The use of braided lines on spinning reels with fluorocarbon leaders continues to grow in popularity. The advantages of this set up include: low stretch for better hook sets and sensitivity on long casts easier line management ability to have a bright colored mainline that is easier to see for better bite detection braided lines last much longer and can often be used effectively for over a year What many anglers do not know is whether the br...
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How to Properly Spool a Spinning Reel

One of the most overlooked concepts in fishing is spooling reels. Many anglers have problems with their line twisting and wonder what causes it. The way to prevent line twist starts with properly spooling your reels. Spinning reels are known for line twist because anglers assume that they can be spooled the same way as baitcasters. Check out these tips on how you can make the line have the best performance on your spinning reels and save money on fish...
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How Specific Gravity Affects Your Casting and Retrieves

Choosing the proper fishing line for a specific technique or species can be a daunting task. With several different line types to choose from, understanding whether you should use monofilament, fluorocarbon, or braided line can often times leave anglers scratching their heads. This article breaks down specific differences between nylon, fluorocarbon and braid. One determining factor in choosing the right line relates to what is known as "Specific Grav...
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Are your backlashes the reason your fluorocarbon is breaking?

The dreaded backlash in a baitcast spool can end the use of that reel very quickly. Whether it is an errant cast into the wind, or a skip cast that didn’t go as planned, a bad backlash can require a scissors to get you up and operational again. This video quickly shows you how to dial in a baitcast reel, to help you prevent this from happening. No matter how good you are, that errant cast still happens to even top-level tour pros. Protecting your line w...
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