THE ROD FOR BAIT-CASTING
With the exception of a few scattered articles which have appeared in one or two magazines scarcely anything has appeared in print concerning the tools and tackle required for the modern angling method of bait-casting with a short rod, free-running reel, and some form of bait usually artificial. Recently several books have been published, dealing largely or entirely with angling, but in none of them is more than passing notice taken of bait-casting; and the little that their authors have had to say has been rather misleading than otherwise, simply, it would seem, because they were discussing a method with which they happened to be unfamiliar. For this reason I shall try to make the present discussion as adequate as possible, especially in view of the fact that anglers all over the country are enthusiastic about the sport, while new recruits are constantly joining the ranks, proving conclusively that the game has come to stay.
Bait-casting is usually done for bass, and in the following discussion of the casting rod and other bait casting tools and tackle their fitness for use in angling for this game fish will be chiefly considered. The angler having become familiar with casting for bass should have no trouble in making the necessary tackle changes for muskellunge and others whenever it should happen to be necessary.
Camp, Samuel Granger. Fishing Kits and Equipment,. New York: Outing Pub., 1910. Print.
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