Re: Beginner... Have some questions
I can tell you from just what you've written that you're moving your rod tip in an arc rather than in a straight plain (push-pull)
The line will go in the direction that you move the rod tip.
If the rod tip goes straight, so does the line. If you're swinging your arm in an arc, the line's going nowhere but down in continuation of the arc
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