Join Date: Feb 2002
Location: Deschutes, Ronde, Snake, Walla Walla
What you see today
varies a great deal. John Hazel (DeschutesAngler.com) fishes short head lines with right hand up. The Scotts, at least the distance casters, fish same foot as top hand forward. Underhand casters use a short, close to the body, compact stroke.
Maxwell, as all casters are to some extent, was unique and used a rather uncommmon mix, but he could cast and fish well. Try some and find out what works best for you, as there are many ways to cast a line with a 2-handed rod.
Practice is about increasing your repertoire of ways to recover from your mistakes. Joann C. Gutin