Catch one for the record books with a baitcasting reel. Perfect for going after aggressive, hard-fighting species, a baitcaster gives you more control and accuracy, but takes a lot of skill and experience to use effectively.
The line from a baitcasting reel goes directly from the spool onto the fishing rod. The spool rotates as you cast, requiring a practiced touch to prevent tangling. Experienced anglers can use a baitcasting reel to put their lure exactly where they want it to go.
Baitcasting reels come in dozens of varieties. One of the most important decisions is preferred gear ratio. A lower gear ratio is ideal for big bait while a higher gear ratio is perfect for jigs. A drag-system braking-mechanism enables you to tackle even bigger fish.