Re: Where did my line go?
Years ago there was an old magazine ad, I think it was for Powell fly rods, where the gentleman in the photo had loops of line in his mouth preparing for the cast. That ad really hit home to me on the importance line management.
You really have to think about it. It's not something you do unconsciously.
When to coil, when to drop a loop, how large the loops need to be (progressively smaller)....
It's important and it's not easy
The simpler the outfit, the more skill it takes to manage it, and the more pleasure one gets in his achievements.” --- Horace Kephart