The Biggest Baitcasting Reel MISTAKE (When Using Braided Line)
Braided line is great because it’s sensitive, can cast far, and has a thin diameter relative to its strength.
If you’re using spinning gear, 10 lb. braid can cast your lure a country mile and can handle most inshore fish.
But what if you’re using a baitcasting reel?
In this video, you’re going to learn the biggest mistake anglers make when they use braided line with baitcasting reels that will likely cost them many bird’s nests and headaches.
I made this mistake, too, but since learning how baitcasting reels and braided line work together, I haven’t made it again and I don’t want you to make it, either!
Check out the video below.
Biggest Baitcasting Reel Mistake With Braided Line [VIDEO]
Thin diameter line is great for spinning reels, but if you’re using baitcasting reels, you don’t want to use anything under 20 lb. braid.
If the line is really thin, it’ll dig into the spool if you have a big fish on or get snagged, which can cause knots and tangles.
Also, if you get a bird’s nest, the thinner line is much more likely to snap.
I’ve had my line dig into the spool and then snap, and unfortunately, I had to replace the entire spool.
So if you’re using a baitcasting reel, remember that it’s not like a spinning reel, and be sure to avoid braid under 20 lbs.
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