How to avoid baitcaster birds nests

Baitcaster Birds Nest Tips

Avoid the dreaded back lash and lost fishing time untangling a mind boggling mass of braid with our simple baitcaster birds nest tips for beginners.

We cover how to set your cast control and spool adjustment to get that perfect amount of tension, plus using your thumb as a brake and learning to cast overhead for by-stander safety.

Of course the most important in avoiding the dreaded bait caster birds nest is the right tension on your reel’s casting controls.

Setting up your reel correctly using either the cast tension control and/or spool adjustment control will dramatically reduce your overruns and keep you fishing instead of picking at a massive tangle.

Check out the video below;

Additional links for casting beginners:

Correctly setting your drag

Baitcaster or spinning reel for lure casting

Avoid line twist with your spinning reel

Safe and accurate way of casting

Advanced casting techniques: casting angles


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Ryan Moody

Ryan Moody started his fishing career on the reef boats before catching bucket list marlin for the likes of champion heavy tackle angler Johnno Johnson, INXS and the King of Sweden. Branching out in the late 80's to guided barramundi fishing, Ryan has made a name for himself as a Big Barramundi specialist and to date has put clients onto over 2000 metre plus barra. That is over 2 kilometres of metre plus barra! With attitudes changing from 'keep all you can' towards catch and release, Ryan has decided to share his extensive knowledge and hopefully inspire people of all ages to get out from behind the computer screen/TV and into the fishing outdoors lifestyle he has spent his life perfecting.

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