Re: Fast Action Rod
The main problem here is that fast action rods are not very forgiving. A slower rod will still allow you to cast even if your techinque is not up to par. With a fast action rod this is not the case. A fast action rod will usually throw faster but the window where the rod is loaded is much shorter. Your not casting because your missing this window.
Remember fast action doesn't mean fast cast. Slow down, shorten your stroke on both your back and forward cast. A fast action rod will load up with less effort but you will lose the sweet spot if your backcast is too far. Slow down, shorten your stroke and try to learn where the rod loads up.
Skips is 100% right, no matter how long your flyfishing, sometime a fast action rod is wrong for your style or the conditions your fishing in.
The best way to a fisherman's heart is through his fly.