Originally Posted by Rip Tide
Just from your post, I can tell that you're swinging your rod in an arc.
You need to have more of a push-pull motion where your reel stays on plain when passing by your ear.
Watch some videos... you'll see
I know I'm doing it and it drives me nuts! I can get the head of the line out while stopping at 2 O-clock. Much past that and I start to open up. I've been watching vids, but should probably shoot some video of myself. I don't know of anyone near me who flyfishes, so getting help is impractical right now.
Practice was good tonight, but the skeeters drove me out in short order!