2 Ways To Increase Your Casting Distance To Catch More Fish


Does casting distance really matter?


The angler that casts the farthest will catch more fish…

Check out this new video to learn 2 quick tips that will easily increase your casting distance!

How To Increase Your Casting Distance [VIDEO]

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There are two simple and easy ways to maximize your inshore spinning gear to cast farther.

This is so important because you need to cover ground.

First, go with a lighter line.

I use 10# braid for snook, speckled trout, and redfish.

The strength contest between 10# braided line and 20# braided line proved that the strength isn’t much different but the casting distance is!

In fact, the 10# line casts 20% farther which equates to a football field of extra distance for every 15 to 20 casts.


And there’s not anything better you can do to increase your chances to catch more fish than to cover more water.

Secondly, manage the gap from the edge of your reel to your line.

The smaller the gap, the farther you can cast because the line has less distance to travel.

But don’t spool on too much line because you’ll have increased odds of getting wind knots.

There’s a fine line between too much and too little line and 1/16 of an inch is the perfect gap!

Here’s what I used for this video:


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Covering ground is the most important thing you can do to increase your chances of catching redfish, snook, speckled trout, and flounder.

And increasing your casting distance will help you cover more ground!

Do you have any other tips on how to increase casting distance?

Let me know down in the comments!

And if you know someone who wants to get a little more distance out of their cast, please TAG or SHARE this with them!

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Paul Huninghake
2 years ago

When you cast your line do you have your mono leader inside your guides? If so how far out is your lure form the end of the rod?

Jeremy Haley
2 years ago

Keep it up fellas! Can you do a strength and distance comparison between 10# & 8# PowerPro??

Rusty B
2 years ago

Cast with the wind and not against it if possible

David LaValley
2 years ago

Last reel I spooled I had just a little more braid left on the spool so I just went ahead and put it on the reel instead of cutting and throwing out about 50 feet of line. Got a wind knot after just two casts. Lesson learned.
Is there really anything you can do with the remaining braid when you only have 50-100 feet left on the spool?

2 years ago

Thanks Luke. I am not the greatest caster, but with 10# braid, mono leader, fg knot, 2500 or 3000 Daiwa reel and 7’6″ TFO rod, spooling properly, all as you recommend, I have not had a wind knot in over 5 years.

Oliver Wise
2 years ago

Great tips as always, Luke! Let’s say you have to cut down your braided line (because of wind knots or some other reason) and now over time you have a larger edge between your line and reel. Do you tie more braided line to your existing braided line, or do you need to take off all of your existing braid and re-spool new line?

Oliver Wise
2 years ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

thank, luke!

Joshua Lambert
2 years ago

So if noticed that there is more line that spools out than should with the lure I’m using.. You’re saying it’s i downsize a few lbs on my line the lure will go further?

Jim Gaudet
2 years ago

Have you tested the new micro rod guide verses the standard rod guide? You guys do a great job. Hopefully you can post this?

Jim G.

2 years ago

Do ya’ll use backing and if so how much braided line do you recommend, thanks

2 years ago
Reply to  Luke Simonds

Thanks a lot big help y’all great

Steven Free
2 years ago

Yea while some of those tips are very important I still like my 20lb power pro and I have found that looking at all your videos you do I probably only cast about half that distance but you also have to remember unlike where your at in south and central Florida where your water is mostly crystal clear the average visibility in my water here in northeast fl is about maybe a foot on a great day and lately maybe 6 inches so a long cast that would be needed for fish not to see you is not needed here and I catch plenty of fish and quite a few slams as well in fact on average when I’m using my spinnerbait for flounder and reds I’m pitching it into grass pockets that are a mere few feet from me not even casting to them but literally putting the bait in there face by dropping not casting it into the pocket but I know where you fish this tactic would fail miserably but that’s because of your water and environment being totally different then mine but I do agree in the amount of line on the spool being a factor in distance to many anglers don’t put enough line on there reels limiting distance thanks for the tip and all you do😁


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