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Birds Nests and Bait Casting Reels

October 13th, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Line, Fishing Reels, Viewer Questions No Comments »

Viewer Question: “Question: I do a lot of bottom fishing from a boat but seem to get a lot of birds nest when dropping my line. I am using a 6 oz sinker. I have been told that I have too much line on my reel. Can you help with any tips? Thanks.” - Michael Read the rest of this entry »


Storing your Fishing Reels Over the Winter Months

October 7th, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Reels, Viewer Questions No Comments »

Viewer Question: “Question on storing reels for long New England winter. What should I oil/grease on reels? What could I buy locally w-d 40 etc.? Let me know.” Read the rest of this entry »


Do You Have Constant Line Twist?

September 22nd, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Line, Fishing Reels, Viewer Questions No Comments »

Viewer Question: “I’m new to bass fishing with small plastic grubs 3-4″. My question is, the line seems to be a constant twist problem? I use 8lb. Stren or Triline but in no time, I am fighting twists. Any suggestions?? Thanks” - Steve Read the rest of this entry »


Choosing a Bait Casting Reel - When to Use One, and What to Look For

April 25th, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Reels No Comments »

If you plan on using heavy or large diameter fishing line, a bait casting reel will accommodate it nicely. Actually, the heavier the line, the easier it is to cast and control. If you want to use 6 lb or 10 lb test line, then stick to a spinning reel. If you want to get into 14 lb test line & heavier, then the bait caster is your better choice. Read the rest of this entry »


4 (More) Quick Tips on Using a Bait Casting Reel

February 24th, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Reels No Comments »

Most Bait casting reels will have both a brake setting & a spool tension setting. The brake setting usually runs on a scale of 0 to 10 whereas the spool setting is usually not numbered. Let’s adjust the spool setting first. Read the rest of this entry »


4 Quick Tips on Using a Bait Casting Reel

February 21st, 2008 Ivo Posted in Fishing Reels No Comments »

As promised, I would like to give you some pointers & tips as they relate to bait casting reels. These reels are more complex than spinning reels & take some practice to master. These few tips I share below, Read the rest of this entry »