Re: Over Hang Question
Yes, generally with shooting heads a caster will carry a much shorter overhang.
Also, IMHO, casters using the "Lefty-Kreh style" of casting - a very open stance - are able to carry more overhang.
I used to have only 55 feet of line out, then I'd shoot some line on my last back cast, then make my presentation cast.
Finally, no caster is able to false cast back and forth their maximun overhang.
Once the maximun overhang is outside the rod tip it's time to make your presntation cast.
One more thing: some of these casters are making their initial pick-up with the line behind them. That eliminates one false cast and makes it possible to carry more overhang.