Originally Posted by Joni
Practice casting I can cast 80' to backing. I think LONG CAST are important to know, specially with the SALT WATER or large rivers that are unwadeable, plus the gulpers.
But I think the line is as important is not more than the rod.
I can cast my sharkskin on a glass rod to the backing.
I pretty much agree with what everyone else has said.
As a non gear-head, I was surprised to discover how much difference it made this summer when I upgraded my equipment. I don't have anything fancy, but just having a little bit nicer rod not only added distance to my cast but added ease to the short casts. I knew that would be true, but I was surprised how much nicer it was.