02-12-2009, 09:25 AM
Re: Normal casting distance for a 5 weight
When I cast in my backyard, I can get close to 60' of line out from the
tip of the rod, to the leader loop. That was after a lot of practice, and without standing in wader up to my waist. I actually don't know how much
line I can cast on the water, as I've never measured it. Seems to be about
the same amount, however.
I fully agree that an accurate cast to 40 feet and less is essential any sort of
freshwater FF'ing. Distance may come into play on larger rivers and saltwater
fishing, but not being able to hit the spot on a small stream will ruin the whole
I practice two things in my backyard: casting into the wind, and hitting targets at less than 45 feet.