The winter started out fine, I started slow and was getting into the "swing" of things. I practiced several times a week before a guided trip with Travis Johnson on the Sandy. Once i got warmed up, and talked to him about some of the issues i perceived i was having, i had the best casting day of my life. I was bombing casts for my skill level, consistently 60-70 ft or so. With tight loops forehand and cachanded, i felt like my cast was really coming together. I watched him cast my setup about 100', it was a great day despite the frigid 10 hr skunking in the rain.
Since that day, i have barely been able to put a decent cast together.
It was like his presence made me a better caster.
I have a terrible case of casting amnesia, the feel i had that day is GONE. I have inserted a pause in the d loop of the skagit casts
, I'm consistently blowing my anchor
(slow down), aiming my forward stroke down somehow
(lifting too far?) and tangling my running line (ironically, amnesia) around the reel on my cachanded casts
How do i find the strength to go on?