As many of you probably know, being able to cast a baitcaster is an extremely hard task, yet it is critical to being a better bass fisherman. As with many other things, the key to being able to cast these tricky reels is practice. I’ve tried lots of different ways of practicing casting these reels, but have found that the best and most effective way to learn and practice is to tie a 1/4 – 1/2 ounce weight onto the end of your line. This will allow you to practice casting almost anywhere, without having to worry about hooks or damaging your expensive lures. These size weights will also mimic the weight of most of the lures you will be casting and will provide a seamless transition over to the real thing.