Join Date: Feb 2016
Location: Idaho, Oregon, Washington
I'm usually in the same boat and tell those watching the loop unroll to watch the hand/body movements. I'll try to perform three identical (or close to) casts... 1st watch the body and hands only, 2nd watch the rod and tip (where and when did the rod bend), 3rd watch the line paying attention to d-loop shape, how it exits the water, loop shape and turnover.
When I watch a caster either fishing or at a gathering, I will hone in on what their body/hands are doing first. Sometimes just the slightest change can make intermediate to advanced and many times than not the advanced casters will have similar casting strokes, style being second to fundamental.
Just some thoughts, none-the-less I always enjoy watching other casters... especially in slowmo!
"Less top hand" - A wise spey jedi.