Preventing and Fixing Knots in Your Baitcaster Reel: Tips and Tricks

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  • Shane's avatar

    Adjust the brake all the way up and tighten the bearing knob all the way. With a bait at the tip of the rod, release the spool. Loosen the bearing knob slowly letting the line start to roll out. Continue adjusting the bearing until the bait can freely fall to the ground and then to where the spool stops spinning out line as well. Then practice pitching out and adjust the brake according to how quickly you want the spool to start slowing itself. There’s a video on YouTube by flukemaster that helps a lot.

  • Tyler's avatar

    Definitely cut the knot out and start over.

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