Eric Haataja: Hi! I am Eric Haataja with Take Me Fishing. Today we are going to show you how to cast a spinning reel. Because fishing with a spinning reel takes a significant amount of motion, try practicing to get it right.
Start by holding your rod naturally between your fingers and near your side about mid waist. Be sure that when you are holding, the rod the spinning reel is positioned below the rod.
Next, line up the bail, grab the line with your index finger and open the bail. Let about 10 to 18 inches of line out, so that the hook is hanging away from the rod. Look to the spot where you want to cast, because this is where your rod tip should end when you cast forward.
Then raise your rod overhead. Begin to move your rod forward, release the pressure from your index finger and allow the weight of the lure to put the line from your reel. Your cast should be one flowing motion. Lastly, close the bail with your hand, start reeling and you are fishing.
So, if you want to be a better fisherman, casting this spinning reel is going to take some practice just like hitting a golf club or a golf ball anywhere else, put some time in on a pier or at pond and it will make you a better fisherman.