safe and accurate lure casting with a spinning reel

Safe and accurate way of casting a lure with a spinning reel

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.

And if you catch more snags than fish or other people, take a look at my previous post by clicking the following link:

Best Way To Get Lures Off Snags.

For the live baiters, see how I rig my livies by clicking this link;

Rigging live mullet

Or if you are confused about whether to use braid or mono, Click Here

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About The Author

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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  • Shaune Murphy

    Reply Reply January 5, 2017

    Hi Ryan,
    I have fitter rafts while working for boat companies and never seen inside one. Thank you for sharing your video with us.

  • gary kildey

    Reply Reply September 17, 2015

    great advice

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