Originally Posted by BigCliff
I really don't think its the equipment that is causing the casting difficulties. All rods cast differently, and you probably just need to get your timing adjusted to suit this new rod. I would guess you need to wait longer for your forward/backward cast to straighten out before you cast in the opposite direction.
I agree. Almost any time I find myself making poor casts, I notice that i am rushing my cast. As soon as I slow down, my casts instantly improve.
try this.....make your backcast, then wait much longer than you need to. then little by little start your forward cast a little sooner untill you find the timing that works and gives you tight, fast loops.
hope it helps