Re: Frustrating time casting my new rod
When you mentioned feeling the rod load with weighted sreamers and split shot, is it a short, sharp tug that you feel? The reason I ask is that that isn't really the rod loading, it's the weight reaching the end of its travel.
Some would say that feeling that, you're alresdy too late for going the other way. By the time you start the stroke in the other direction they say the line is already dropping thereby creating slack.
If it will be a while before you get help through a casting instructor a quick video here will help us greatly in helping you.
Enjoy the rod, it's fun and gratifying improving your cast.