I’m not really sure what to call this, except for epic fails.
I thought it would be fun to watch the loop sail out in a wad via slow motion video, so I decided to post it. Not sure how to analyze the casting faults using words. Its just a messed up cast.
But using the words of Eric Helm, I am not in a state of graceful symbiosis with my rod.
On the third try I slow down and keep the rod loaded on the forward cast and lengthen the stroke out enough to make a decent cast. I still pound the forward cast too hard, but I’m working on that. Modern Scandinavian Spey casting is out the window because I’ve gone back to using my top hand as a crutch. Not that it doesn’t work ok, its just not Scandinavian Spey casting, which I am in the process of learning through trial and error, mostly error.