Re: Too much attention to distance?
90 feet may be extreme, but 60' is not. I agree with Jackster, and would say that casting well means that you can cast accurately, with
delicacy, and far enough to reach the fish.
Choosing rods and lines based solely on their ability to throw tons of line is
not for me, and I agree with you 100% on that issue. My wife became
disillusioned with her flyfishing ability a couple years ago, because I was
making long distance casts that were WELL beyond her reach. It took
me several months to get the spinning rod back out of her hand, and convince
her that distance isn't everything. In fact, we've been fishing some very
narrow trout streams lately, where presentation at 20 feet is everything.