Several of the standard baitcasting reels used in freshwater fishing have been designed with an additionally anti-backlash feature. Most of these designs utilize magnets to slow the spool speed during the cast, making the lack of “thumb control” a little more forgiving. However, thumb pressure on the spool is still essential.
Still, the chief governing factor in preventing backlash and maintaining absolute control on all baitcaster reels is the operator’s thumb. The thumb is used to push the spool release button, then drops onto the spooled line holding it in place until the cast is made. As the spool is spinning and releasing line, thumb pressure on the spool prevents backlash and enables the angler to have complete control of the bait’s intended landing point. It can not be over emphasized the importance of “thumb control” when using baitcaster reels!
When purchasing a baitcasting reel; generally, your best value is to purchase a . Most often these combos have a good reel to rod match and come in a wide variety. A quality baitcaster spooled with 12 to 14 pound test line used in freshwater to catch bass or catfish will work equally well in brackish and saltwater estuaries to catch redfish or . Baitcasters are very versatile and as with any reel follow the manufacturer recommendation for care of the product.
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