Re: More distance
Red Owl, do you know how to "double haul". I am not a fantastic caster by anymeans but as far as I know its the best technique to cast long distances. If you do a basic search on the web it will show you how. It will take a bit of practice but eventually I'm sure you'll get it (if you don't already know how). It involves pulling the line on both the forward and backward false cast to accelerate it. I'm sure others will be able to describe it more accurately too. Try a basic search and you should find plenty of suggestions with diagrams on how to do it.