Originally Posted by wjc
So far we have :
3) Finding range. (*why can't that be done off-vertical?)
The range can be dialed in if the forward delivery cast is done vertically, but a non vertical delivery is not accurate. Why?
Because in a vertical delivery, the casting plane is in a direct line with the target and all you need to do is to get the distance right.
With a non vertical delivery, the greater the angle off to the side the rod casting plane is, the harder it is to hit the target. Too much power, you get a curve to the left for a right hander. Too little power and you get a curve off to the right for a right hander. Remember that this is how a sidearm over powered and underpowered curve caste are made. Not only does the over and under powered off vertical cast place the line angle to the the target off a bit BUT a curve take a longer path so it both the angle will be off and the cast will fall short.