Originally Posted by nickrp
well i wont be going back out until friday when i go back packing. any possible causes?
Just a wild guess without seeing you cast, the most likely thing is you don't haul I assume with either back or forward casts. Your back cast probably goes OK because your line hand gets farther from the rod as you go into your back stroke. But when you go into your forward stroke, your line hand gets closer to the rod essentially it's an anti-haul. You try and put the extra power on the shoot going faster, doing an even faster anti-haul and drop your rod tip to far. The line has lousy speed because of this, goes out and piles.
Video would seriously help. Even if you did it and just looked at it yourself you could likely see the problem. Video is the best diagnostic tool there is.
You could also go and cast in the yard and tape it.