Dialing in your baitcaster will lead to less backlash and effortless casting on the water. Reduce backlashes at the beginning of a cast by setting your inner centrifugal brakes—start with two brakes on and two off. Next, fine-tune the weight of the lure with the spool tension knob to prevent over-spooling any line at the end of the cast. The outer SVS brake system on a Shimano baitcaster will help you fine-tune your cast and allow you to adjust on the fly when the wind picks up. Always remember to train your thumbs and be good at feathering the spool and stopping before the lure hits the water.