I thought the same thing about roll casting the rod. I tried to do a roll cast to shake out some line and it all fell into a clump about 20" in front of me, I tried several times and kind of shrugged my shoulders, thinking it was the line also. But you know, this rod is designed to shoot line with awesome speed into the wind, and I am impressed with it for that, and tight loops!!! So I will forgo the roll casting with it. Nice chatting with you.