Originally Posted by kwb
A line not wanting to pull a heavy fly out of the water at short range...
Perhaps speeding up your stroke would help a bit when you run into the shorter distances, worth a shot. You can do a lot to change the way a rod reacts to a line by modifying your stroke.
kwb, very good point. I'm not saying this is the case here but many times people don't vary their technique for different circumstances like distances and line weights and...