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Old 03-20-2009, 10:20 AM
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Default Re: Too much attention to distance?

Hmmmm..... I practice casting accurately at all distance up to 60 feet (the
limits of my backyard on back cast and forward cast ). I wouldn't recommend that a beginner start at 60', but would suggest that as they
become more proficient, they work their way out. Distance and and accuracy
are not mutually exclusive. In my backyard casting, I do have targets set up,
but will often chose one just as I lift the rod. Kinda a quick draw thing .

As I said in an earlier post, my wife almost quite FF'ing because she couldn't
cast 40' of line. I had to spend a LOT of time convincing her that most fish
are caught at much closer distances than that (at least for us), and that
if she could accurately present a fly 25 feet, she was good to go. I really
have to say that when we bought a Sage ZXL 9' 6wt, her distance and
accuracy improved immediately, and she can consistently cast 40 feet of
line now. There's something about that rod!
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