Strike Indicator Affecting casting Distance by ~ 25%
Is this normal?
Take into account I'm still a beginner and feel great when I lay the fly into an imaginary 24" circle 40 ft away from me.
With one of those "foam butterfly shape" pinch-on Indicators, I'm lucky to get it out 30'. Add any amount of wind at all, and treats the line like I have no idea what I'm doing and the fly could end up anywhere within a 12' radius.
I'm fishing still water, 4-6 ft deep with the Indicator 4ft from the fly.
Thanks in advance for any help or tips.