I got out today for my first attempt at single hand skagit casting with a 200 grain OPST commando smooth line and 5.5 foot 40 grain commando sink tip on my 590 Sage XP - not fishing, really, just practice casting at a local lake. I find this style of casting to be amazing. I could cast weighted and wind resistant flys with very little effort. When my timing and form was right it seemed as though the rod was really doing most of the work. I need more practice, but at this point my roll cast is sufficient to fish and the cast that I think is called the Perry Poke was not too difficult to execute. However, I could not pull off a decent snap T. In reviewing some videos I think the problem was that I had too much of the shooting head out beyond the rod tip. In the YouTube videos it looks as though some are executing the snap t move with a little more than a rod length of line out. Is this correct?