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.
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Examples from the Web for bait casting
There were also pine-cone battles and bait-casting contests, Pedro excelling in the throw by reason of his big arm muscles.Unexplored!|Allen Chaffee
The mechanics of fly- or bait-casting can hardly be expressed in words or explained without diagrams or cuts.Favorite Fish and Fishing|James Alexander Henshall