Just picking up on this after watching the new Rio Spey casting DVD and doing some backyard practice.
Reading Picknshvl describe the sensation of almost "running out of arm" before applying the final power snap I had exactly the same sensation. I had decided to go right back to basics and follow Simon's forward cast sequence of "Body, Arms, Power".
Like any new movement it felt wierd initially but after a few tries, the end result became noticeably better and the tailing loops were gone.
With the warming trend looking like its set to continue I'm looking forward to getting in a lot more practice over the next few weeks.
When sight fishing, look over your shoulder from time to time, you never know who's behind you