Casting a lure with a spinning reel in a boat full of other lure casters can be a dangerous occupation.
Over the years I’ve noticed that those casting to the side are most likely to hook their fellow fishermen, and/or land their lure slightly wide of the mark.
Obviously when there is only one or two of you in the boat, it’s not really a problem.
But with three or four in a small boat, an alternative has to be found.
In these situations I prefer to use a spinning reel and cast my lure directly overhead.
To do so you’ll need to use a wind on leader system rather than a swivel, so to practice this method you’ll potentially also need to learn a few knots.
I tie my double with a bimini, attach my leader with an albright, and attach my lure with a perfection loop.
Other alternatives will work equally well, depending on personal preference.
In the following short video, I demonstrate my preferred casting method to avoid hooking up your mate with a lure treble.
Not a good look and a sure fire way to end a great fishing trip.
Casting your lure overhead tends to be more accurate too. For me anyways.
I hope you enjoyed this little tip and if you’ve got a mate who is a bit slap happy with his lure casting, do me a favour and tag him (or her) using the facebook comments below.
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