Re: World record distance WF 5wt?
Good points, Brother, but is covering "all casting situations" strictly distance casting? Matching the hatch, roll-casts, dropping, Tenkara-like fly placement, even trolling with a streamer, are all forms and components of fly-fishing that distance casting doesn't help. Every method possible of presenting a pleasing (and enticing) meal to a finiky fish...
To He11 with the hola-hoops.... Lets try to hit dinner plates and tea-cup saucers, at ALL distances! Now THAT may be a bit more of a measurement of a sucessful fly-fisherman. And practicing for THAT is going to make me a better fisherman in most all circumtances, thus making the sport even more enjoyable and relaxing.
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