Re: Joan Wulff Fly Casting Video by Winston
Very smoooth style, Turbine! Nice tight loops too. There a lot of advantages from a saltwater fishing point of view whether wading or casting from a skiff to casting off vertical.
One, of course, is that a high rod will spook fish up top or in shallow water. Another is that rotating the torso vigorously on long casts does not rock the boat the way rocking back and forth in an overhead motion does, sending out pressure waves that the guides talk about incessently. Rotating the torso and shoulders does not interfere with tracking the way it does with overhead casting either, and it adds a lot of power with very little strain on the body as we get older. And keeping the line low avoids much of the incessant wind on the ocean.
Vertical casting also has advantages, principally accuracy and specialty casts, but for the salt where slack line casts are not an issue, where a high rod and high flashing line can be a major fish spookers, and where wind is an issue more often than not, I think it is almost an essential style to get comfortable with for someone wanting to do some serious sight fishing.
And you look pretty doggone comfortable. Thanks for posting the video. It does not look "bad" at all but the exact opposite.