Faster action, lighter weight, quicker casting strokes. All are accepted as the formula for saltwater fly casting today, but it wasn’t always that way. Anglers may be missing out on nostalgic fun and even some practical advantages.
Tom Kerr, gives three reasons why slower action is worth a cast: better mending, better feel when night fishing, and less need to false cast. Not to mention harkening back to a time when life was just a little bit slower. In Fly Fishing in Saltwaters.