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TAKE ME FISHING 101: How to Cast [Official]


>>I’M GETTING ONE RIGHT HERE, RIGHT HERE BUDDY.>>THE FISHING PROS MAKE IT LOOK NATURAL BUT CASTING TAKES A LITTLE BIT OF PRACTICE. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT SOME OF OUR MOST POPULAR ROD AND REEL COMBOS AND HOW TO CAST THEM PROPERLY AND SAFELY. THE SIMPLEST ROD IS THE GOOD OLD CANE POLE THAT’S BEEN USED FOR THOUSANDS OF YEARS. CANE POLES ARE INEXPENSIVE AND EASY FOR SMALL CHILDREN TO HANDLE. ANOTHER EASY-TO-USE ROD AND REEL IS THE SPINCASTING COMBO. SPINCASTING RODS ARE GREAT FOR KIDS AND BEGINNING ANGLERS. SPINCASTERS ARE EASY TO MASTER IF YOU FOLLOW THESE FEW BASIC STEPS. TO BEGIN YOUR CAST, FACE YOUR TARGET AREA WITH YOUR BODY SLIGHTLY ANGLED. AIM THE ROD TIP TOWARD THE TARGET AT EYE LEVEL. HOLD THE ROD’S HANDLE WITH ONE HAND AND WITH YOUR THUMB, PUSH THE REEL’S BUTTON IN. LOOK BEHIND YOU, TO THE SIDE AND ABOVE BEFORE YOU CAST SO YOU DON’T SNAG YOUR HOOK OR INJURE SOMEONE. RAISE THE ROD BACK AND WHEN THE ROD REACHES EYE LEVEL LET GO OF THE BUTTON TO RELEASE YOUR LINE. SIMPLY TURN THE HANDLE TO REEL IT BACK IN. A SPINNING REEL IS SLIGHTLY MORE ADVANCED. THE OPEN-FACED REEL ALLOWS THE LINE TO SPOOL OFF QUICKLY. IT TAKES A LITTLE PRACTICE TO GET THE HANG OF A SPINNING REEL. LET’S TAKE A LOOK AT IT STEP BY STEP. HOLD THE ROD’S HANDLE AND HOLD THE LINE TO THE ROD WITH YOUR FOREFINGER. WITH YOUR OTHER HAND, OPEN THE REEL’S BAIL. CHECK YOUR CASTING AREA, RAISE THE ROD BACK AND BEGIN YOUR CAST. WHEN THE ROD COMES TO EYE LEVEL, STRAIGHTEN YOUR FOREFINGER TO RELEASE THE LINE. CLOSE THE BAIL TO BEGIN REELING IN YOUR LINE. THERE ARE ROD AND REEL TYPES THAT TAKE A LITTLE MORE INSTRUCTION AND PRACTICE. BUT WITH THESE BASIC ROD AND REEL COMBOS YOU CAN CATCH ALL KINDS OF FISH. SO TAKE A COUPLE OF PRACTICE CASTS AND YOU’LL GET THE HANG OF IT.>>ONE OF MY BIGGEST CASTING BOO-BOOS WAS OUT IN THE MIDDLE OF THE TEXAS COAST ON THE FLATWATERS. AND I DIDN’T LOOK AROUND ME AND CAST AND GOT THE HOOK CAUGHT RIGHT IN THE BACK OF MY BATHING SUIT. AND THERE WAS NOBODY TO HELP ME FIX THAT. AND I WAS LIKE, HOW DO I GET THIS OUT? AND I LITERALLY HAD TO TAKE MY BATHING SUIT OFF RIGHT THERE IN THE MIDDLE OF THE BAY WITH A TOWEL AROUND ME AND TAKE THE BARB, THE HOOK OUT AND THEN PUT MY BATHING SUIT BACK ON IN THE TOWEL AND CONTINUE FISHING AND NOBODY KNEW.

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