Re: learning to cast, progress report
As for your leader piling up there can be several causes for this, most of them because your cast in underpowered. One thing I would check is your
loop-to-loop, fly line to leader connection - assuming you're not using a nail knot. I would make the loops as small as possible so your cast doesn't lose
energy when it unrolls. Also, I don't know if you put a slid a loop connector onto the end of your flyline. If so, you should make sure the "sleeve" of the connector is pushed all the way down, so that there isn't a gap between the tip of the fly line and the end of the sleeve. (I hope that makes sense.) If there is a little gap, I would take some shoe goo or something like it and rub it around the outside of the gap.