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Bait casting

the act or technique of casting an artificial or natural lure attached to a silk or nylon line wound on a reel having a revolving spool, the rod used being shorter and less flexible than that used in fly casting.
Historical Examples

Ted used the crudest kind of hook and line for bait casting.
Unexplored! Allen Chaffee

Fishing is generally divided into four classes: fly casting, bait casting, trolling, and still fishing.
Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller

bait casting is much easier than fly casting as the weight of the bait will help to carry out the line.
Outdoor Sports and Games Claude H. Miller


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