Originally Posted by Red Owl
If you don't shoot any line how far can someone normally cast? 40'? If you want to cast farther, say 60', do you normally have to shoot the last 20'? I have never been that good at shooting line. At what point of the forward stroke should you let the line go? Do you normally have to have the line in coils?
I'm being picky here but how can you extend your cast if you don't shoot line??
What you are really asking is how much line can a caster "carry" in the air. Great casters can carry over 90 feet of line in the air and that would be about the maximum that could be cast without shooting line on the final forward cast, assuming they could shoot on the prior backcast.