Join Date: Feb 2012
Hard to suggest answers w/o knowing your technique level.
In general the biggest hurdles in maxing Skagit casts are keeping arm movements limited to the 'box' between your shoulders, slowing down your setup and D loop formation while maintaining smooth rod movement, stopping the forward cast at the peak time, and running line management. Simple? Not really, but imitating the pros on the videos will give you the idea and help from a proficient caster can sped up the learning curve.
PS. I should have added that, extreme distance aside, Skagit casting is probably the easiest style to master well enough for normal fishing needs. Belting out 60-70 ' casts is the building block for fine tuning your technique towards long range casts with ease.
Last edited by DDB; 12-10-2017 at 09:25 AM.