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    Baitcaster for a beginner?

  • #2
    My nephew is gettting into fishing and I want to get him a baitcaster for his birthday. He has the spinning reel down but has no idea how to use a baitcaster. He is turning 15 so a regular size rod should be good. Anybody know a good baitcaster for a beginner... maybe even a rod/reel combo..?

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    • #3
      There are some good combo's out there.
      It'll take practice though, those birdnest's are a bear.
      {Tip for you/him Get a big cheap comb, cut all the teeth out except the two ends. It'll get em' out easier with no cuts to your line.}

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      • #4
        heres a video you might find helpful, it shows a few basics of bait casting

        http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fZs2vAJp0Ec

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        • #5
          here is another video that helped me http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TDI5kwR5zjc

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          • #6
            I too am a rank amateur and was looking for a good starting rig. A gentleman at Gander Mountain sold me a Daiwa Exceller rod and reel, a nice basic rig, said that yes, a bit more expensive than some other rod/reels in the rack but that once I got onto it, it would serve me well. Still learning and building bird nests, but I'm working on it. Tight lines!

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            • #7
              Any reel will do though one with a thumb bar may better fit a small hand , use a rod that is on the stiff side. Turn the tension on the spool up and use a heavy weight 1 to 1 1/2 ounce until they get comfortable with throwing it.

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              • #8
                I got something at Dicks Sporting Goods that was on sale... for about 50, I got an Abu Garcia silver baitcaster matched with a Berkley lightning casting rod. I checked... it usually goes for 120 so not only is it good quality but hopefully it will last him... did not break the wallet which was nice. Thanks to all who answered.

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                • #9
                  I really like the low profile and the feel of Baitcasting Reels. They take awhile to learn how to use with most lures. I have some <a href="http://www.outdoorsporting.com/Fishing.asp">Curado Baitcasting Reels</a> I really like and use 90% of the time. I use with very small and light lures my spinning reels.

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                  • #10
                    Good Link ProMoe and + 1 for you!!!

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