Kastking Zephyr BFS Reel delivered yesterday. Was able to take it fishing to the local pond. After a few tweaks was able to cast a 1/16 oz Rooster Tail without issue, even caught a little Bass. Here’s to more fish caught using this BFS reel. More to come from an Average Joe’s perspective on BFS fishing!
PS: In keeping with our “Learn to fish by our trials and errors” motto, here are thoughts for this round.
LEARN BY OUR TRIALS AND ERRORS
- Adjust spool tension so the line does not overrun the spool when the lure hits the water.
- Adjust the magnetic brake to reduce a backlash and shift the casting release point left or right as desired.
- Windy conditions will impact the cast more than a standard bait casting reel. Be aware when casting into the wind and against the wind.
- Make adjustments as you change lures and when using lures that soak up water like a Rooster Tail, make them after they have soaked in water.
- Practice “training your thumb” but take it one step more. Do this for each lure you
plan to use to get a feel for the casting stroke.
- Use 100 feet of line when first starting, it will make it easier to clear the eventual
Gotta keep fishing more but first impression from an Average Joe…
- The Kastking Zephyr is a great starting point to learn BFS.
- Other than tweaking the spool tension, adjusting the brake, and educating my thumb, I was able to cast a 1/16oz Rooster Tail and even caught a fish!
- Worked right out of the box… not bad for LESS THAN $70!