Re: Beginner: Different technique for slow rod?
60' with a Lami is easily possible. With the right line and timing. If you break your wrist, the rod ends up horizontal and won't load. If you stop your back cast suddenly ( like your hand just hit the wall) hold for a millisecond, let the line straighten out and then forward cast. Stop at the 2 o'clock position.
Pull 20' out, and just practice your 11 to 2 and watch. Muscle memory will take hold after so long. Another trick is to put a thick rubber band around your wrist and tuck the butt of the rod into it.
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