Re: Unconventional, unstylish casting
One of my favorite rods is an old fiberglass 6'6" Wright&McGill Featherlight.
It's rated for a HEH (5DT) line, but even with a 4WF or even a 3DT this rod will load with only the leader and a foot of line out of the tip-top.
That makes for some close-up casting.
I can even cast it accurately sidearm while "choking-up", holding the reel/grip behind my back.
There's lots of little streams around here where fishing that way is the only way to go.
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart