Re: How far could you cast with these set ups?
As a fellow beginner was able to cast 60'-70' in the WAREHOUSE with no wind and able to land my yarn within 6" of my target, slooppy no tight loop kinda cast but I got my distance . And I thought I was good, until I was trying to hit that same target from 30-40FT away. Boy, I missed the target left and right, over and undershoot the target. All this was in the WAREHOUSE.
Since then, I am practicing more on my accuracy trying to hit different closer spots and some of them are under the overhanging branches or the space between the trees in my backyard. The distance is 30-35FT max and the windier the better.
The result for that? My cast, confidence and distance have improved a lot when I am actually fishing.
I don't own an 8wt yet, so I can only do it with the 5wt.