No matter your skill level or experience, every bass fisherman gets a baitcaster backlash now and then. But when you get a bad backlash, you rarely need to try to pick it out with your fingers or a sharp object. In fact, that often makes it worse. So in this short, we'll give you an incredibly effective trick for getting out even the most tangled backlashes. You will also be amazed at how fast it works too.
Let me give you guys a great tip on how to get rid of a backlash. These common overruns that occur when you're casting too hard with your baitcaster or your lure hits something in mid air and causes a big birds nest on your spool. So let me go ahead and show you a good trick on how to get rid of that backlash when it happens.
As you can see, the line over ran a lot on the spool and the line is all in a big mess. So what you're going to want to do is keep pulling the line out and when you get to spot where you try to pull the line but it's too tangled to come out, press your thumb firmly on the line, like so, and reel once or twice with that thumb pressed down firmly. Then click your thumb bar and pull the line out. If the line doesn't come out and stops at the tangle, repeat with the same thumb method and try again. Sometimes it takes a few times for it to free the tangle.