Hey -- I had a question about casting a full-sink, integrated shooting head line (mine is a SA full sink in the 300gr size -- black >> pink running line -- casted on my TFO professional 9' 8-weight). I would consider myself an "intermediate" caster of rods 3-8 weight and I spend a lot of time working on my casting and have no problem with moderate distances, good accuracy, decent slack line casts, etc.
However -- this somewhat goes out the window with the 300gr line. I know from reading and experience that a slow, lobbing type cast is what you're going for. But man! I launched a decent backcast with a good haul, and then whacked myself on the forward cast earlier!
Is it possible that having too much overhang can cause problems like this? I was working with a few feet of overhang, maybe 4-5' or so. Methinks I'm too inexperienced with these lines to work with this much. Should I just work with a little overhang? Any other tips?
I can cast most floaters out to 80' without problem, but I was mostly hitting 50-60 feet with this sucker---then I got kind of chicken after hitting myself.
I don't want to be intimidated by this line -- I think it will put me on more fish if I learn to handle it properly. Thanks for the wisdom! As always --