Re: Frustrating time casting my new rod
First off, am no casting expert, but I feel your pain. For what it's worth....
Spent years on tight streams and a 7'6" #3 and felt very confident in my casting ability in rather adverse conditions.
Picked up a 9' #7. Got up on the bow of a bass boat with all the open space I could ever want. The calliope music started. I could smell roasting peanuts and cotton candy, and I was waiting for a a little tiny rowboat to show up and watch a 'boat load' of clowns to climb out.
I had to learn to cast all over again. Started by learning how to throw a rod length of line and getting the leader to roll out correctly. Then add 5' and repeat, and repeat and repeat.