Re: Having trouble feeling the load in the backcast
A lot of good advice has already been posted, let me add a comment regarding
" spagetti" on the water at the end of your casts.
You MIGHT be lowering the rod tip too soon.
Stop the forward cast sooner, while the rod tip is still in the air, rather than lowering it
to finish the cast. As the line, leader straighten hold the higher tip position until they are on the water then finish the cast by slowly lowering the tip. IMHO, there is no right or wrong way to cast, keep working on it until you are comfortable and confident in yours. Then you can focus on a more important aspect, putting the fly where the fish are. Good luck, relax and enjoy it.
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