Whether you're a beginner or a seasoned veteran of baitcasting reels, one thing is for certain: Backlashes will happen! With some basic knowledge of important reel components and a few easy tweaks, however, you can drastically decrease the frequency of these annoying line tangles.

In this video, Wired2Fish's Walker Smith shares the two most important modifications he makes to a reel right out of the box. Before you make your next cast, use his advice and you'll notice a big improvement in both your casting accuracy and distance.

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