Re: Casting issue
Just to clarify, by "it sort of flies left to right" in describing the leader, do you mean the part of the leader that is closer to you is to the left side or the right side of the part of the leader that is further way from you?
Several other questions. When this happens:
Is it when you are trying to cast further than normal or into the wind?
Also can you double haul and if so, can you link this to when you need to double haul?
As to a tracking problem, have someone stand directly in line with your right shoulder from the front and have them look at the path of your rod tip. Tell them to look to see if the rod tip has any kind of arc to the outside (away from your body) or inside (toward your body) as seen from the front.
Also have then look at the rod tip at the stop. Does in dip straight or slightly to the inside or outside of your body at the stop?
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