Re: Vertical casting vs non-vertical
So far we have :
1)Keeps the line away from the body more than vertical cast.
2) Good for getting under obstructions.
3) A low casting plane will help keep the line out of the wind.
I'll add two more pro's to non-vertical (actually sidearm - rod parallel to water).
4) Stealth - rod and line not flashing high at fish in calm clear water - less likely to spook them. Nor does that *movement (*5 below) rock the skiff like a rocking motion back and forth.
5) Power through torsion - hip and shoulder rotation does not affect rod tracking at all. If the rod remains horizontal, the tracking is perfectly in plane.
Comeon guys lets get some more. No cons yet and nothing about vertical at all.