Alright, so I just brought my first baitcaster. I've learned about the birdnest and I learned how to prevent it. I know how to set the brake and even set the spool to the weight. For some reason though I can not seem to cast it very far. And of course if I try to force it I end right back up with the birds nest. My reel says it uses 150 yards of 12# line. So I put 12# P-line fluorocarbon on my line. After practicing, maybe 500 something odd cast. I put a lure on it. Very first cast I get snagged. I'm use to 20 pound braided line. This 12# line I can't not seem to get loose for nothing in the world. So, it ends up breaking. After losing about 8 dollars in lures I decide to go with live bait. History repeats itself. I kept having to brake my line because of snags. After about 1 hr and half I lost 5 hooks, 5 bullet sinkers, and 2 lures. I went home highly annoyed yesterday evening. It's clear I'm doing something wrong. But I have no clue what that is. I've heard that baitcaster are suppose to be the best casters. I have a closed face zebco cheap rod that I have no problems at all casting. Is that because those rods require no skill to use them? Or am I just so use to using them that it's become easy and now I have to learn that same thing with my baitcaster. Short version. I want to watch someone cast my rod and work a lure. Then give me a little feedback of what I'm doing wrong. Not sure if this was the place to post this or not. If not let me know. I live in Galloway Ohio. Very close to Columbus for those who don't know.