Re: Why is my leader tangling on forward cast?
Turn and watch your back cast. Fly casting is all about timing. Starting your forward cast too soon will cause the line to shock (crack the whip) Which causes all kinds of problems on the forward cast. Waiting too long to come forward can cause your line to fall and create a leader-lower-loop. Both are the kiss of death for distance and accuracy. Watch your back cast and come forward the moment the line straightens completely.
Have you casted well with this rod and line before? Perhaps you have a miss matched combo?