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    Still in progress are a few tips and tricks about different reels as well as some pros and cons. If you would like to contribute to help other anglers out, send an e-mail to tips@howtobass.com

Closed-face Reel
    - Usually has the slowest Gear Ratio.
    - Very rarely does it ever tangle up.

Open-face or Spinning Reel
    The problem most people have with casting a spinning reel is the line jumping of the spool after the cast. This is caused by the line being twisted. You can prevent this a couple of ways. First is when you spool the reel up you need to have the spool of line laying flat on any surface. The line should just come off the spool. A lot of people think the they should hold a pencil through the spool and let the line come off that way. This is a major mistake. Your reel will never cast right. Always leave the spool on the on flat surface with a spinning reel. If your out on the boat a good trick to get your line un twisted is to (with nothing tied on) let all your line out behind the boat when it is moving. Reel it back in and it will untwist its self.(Video tutorial on the way)

Here are a few quick tips:
    - Increased casting distance.
    - You can change line quickly by switching out spools.
    - The more bearings the smoother the operation.

Baitcast Reel
    The first thing you need to no when casting a bait casting reel is to have the reel set up right. You need to adjust the cast control on the reel so that your lure will fall gently to the ground, with no back lashes in the reel, when the brake is pushed. Then depending on what type of reel you are fishing you need to have the brake system turned of the way up. Make a few casts to get a feel of the lure wait and how the reel reacts. Start to loosen the brake system until you get a few loops in the line. Tighten it back down just a little and you should be good to go. (Video tutorial on the way)

    When casting the reel you need to thumb the spool.( Apply light pressure to the spool during casting.) When the lure hits the water you need to stop the spool with you thumb. The casting motion should be a smooth motion of the arm. Not a jerky motion or a quick burst. This will only give you more backlashes. For a right handed person you need to spin the reel in the casting motion. When you start the cast the reel is in the up right position.( looking at the top of the spool.) When you finish the cast you should be looking at the handle pointing strait up in the air. This is the most important thing you can do other than setting your reel up right.(Video tutorial on the way)

    Here are a few quick tips:
    - Best casting distance.
    - Most difficult to learn.
    - Has fastest gear ratios.