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Old 09-25-2012, 08:51 PM
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Default Having trouble feeling the load in the backcast

I'm sure this is probably a typical beginner flaw but I have trouble feeling the rod load in the back cast. I really can't detect that subtle tug so end up of either watching the line (which takes the eyes off the target) or having to guess on the timing. As a result, distance is severly compromised or I get the spaghetti mess on the water.

I'm using medium or medium-fast rods with Rio Grand line. My guide hooked on a heavy stonefly nymph as the lead fly on a recent trip which helped but I'm looking for any advice on getting the problem shored up. Problem is especially pronounced when casting back upstream after a drift.

I want to be able to blast a fly out there 45 feet and have the line land on the watrer straight as a laser beam with no curly-Q.
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