Definition of baitcast reel
A baitcast reel sits on top of a rod. It has a spool that, when triggered, will go into free spool. The concept behind this is when casting it free spools and you can control how fast you let line out or pinpoint an exact spot to drop your lure by your thumb. You need a baitcasting rod to use one of these reels.
Variations of the term baitcast reel
• Casting reel
How to use baitcast reel in a sentence
He uses a baitcast reel instead of a spinning reel when fishing with stickbaits.