Originally Posted by swirlchaser
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.
I keep telling my wife this, but she gets amnesia sometimes
is currently in love with her Sage ZXL, but it definitely has a narrow sweet
spot, and less equals more. The ZXL is advertised as a medium-fast rod, but
that's all relative. It's a rod that wants to do the work, but you can't beat it
into working harder.