Re: Less force, more power. Contradiction or not?
This is a very helpful thread. I should give every post a "like".
I'm no expert or instructor, but one of the best tips I got when I was starting out (and I'm still learning) is to "let the rod do the work". Easy to say, difficult to learn. Part of that is to make sure the rod loads correctly.
And what other posters have said about the back cast is dead on, in my limited experience.