Re: Beginner: Different technique for slow rod?
^Good point from Mike.
The old "10 to 2 o'clock" analogy has ruined a lot of people's casting. The line will travel in a path shaped like the path that the tip of your rod travels in. You don't want the line going in an arc. You want the line to travel in a line up and back, and then another line going forward.
Think about the rod tip. Make it go up and back, and then make it go forward. The line will follow, and your arm and body will find the right movements to make that happen.