Re: casting distance
I can cast out more than 70ft but I rarely need to. Most of the fishing I do is at less than 50ft. I am confident that I can hit my spot accurately at 50. I was casting the other day down at a local salmon hotspot and easily dropping flies at the feet of the other combat fishers on the river who were using bait casting rigs. The length was easily 70ft plus. It only served to **** them off.
If I wanted to double haul I could go further but when it is not necessary...why bother.