Casting expert Carl McNeil explains why moving the rod tip in a straight line is essential to loop formation and effective cast control. This three minute lesson covers the three main loop shapes and the actions that create them.
Excerpt: “In order to form the most efficient, least air resistant loops, you must move the rod tip in a straight line path—in both vertical and horizontal planes…..The line always follows the path of the rod tip. Therefore, if you can get that rod tip pointed in a really straight line, and employ crisp, absolute stops, you’re going to get some really nice loops.”
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Casting Essentials: Power Application
Casting Essentials: Straight Line Path