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post #1 of 5 (permalink) Old 02-20-2020, 04:33 PM Thread Starter
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Casting Light Reels

I am always looking for ways to improve my casting... It appears on my most recent setup my reel is a bit on the light side... I have a Beulah Platinum 6126 with a Hardy Ultralite 8000DD.. If your reel is too light how or can this effect your casting efficiency?
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I don't think it really has much of any impact on your casting, but rather the comfort of keeping the rod in a nice position during the swing.
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Actually lighter reels can increase your hand speed
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Actually lighter reels can increase your hand speed
I haven't heard, SPEED UP! yelled at me yet.
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I am always looking for ways to improve my casting... It appears on my most recent setup my reel is a bit on the light side... I have a Beulah Platinum 6126 with a Hardy Ultralite 8000DD.. If your reel is too light how or can this effect your casting efficiency?
That reel is "about right" in terms of capacity. 9 ounces if Im correct.

Want to improve casting? Practice good technique. Practice, practice, practice. A light reel might be helpful to someone practicing A LOT, maybe too much, but ultimately it comes down to sound technique and repetition.

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