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Using casting leaders

Beach anglers first started using leaders some 25 or so years ago, but their widespread use is much more recent. The need for leaders became more urgent as beach anglers began using more sophisticated equipment and lighter main lines and started experimenting with the more elaborate tournament casting styles. These days the benefits of a …

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Multipliers made easy

Overruns and backlashes Because the multiplier is a development of the original revolving spool centrepin, the spool must revolve to pay out or recover line. When you cast with one, the weight and speed of the sinker as it flies out to sea pulls line off the spool, making it rotate. All distance casting calls …

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Sea reels: multipliers

  Sturdy, reliable reels, multipliers can do battle with the toughest of customers – the stocky ballan wrasse included. Lock-down Sometimes you’ll find it necessary to set the drag on full power so the spool will not give line; this is called total lock-down. It is essential when fishing for conger over wrecks. After the …

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