Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Rogue River State of Jefferson
Both of the above
Marking the line at ten foot entervals starting at say, 50 or 60 feet is a good idea.
The dock is a good deal too. But standing on the dock puts you up high above the water. It makes pulling the tip out of the water easier. But it also tends to open up the D-loop. So when you think you've got it right, then get down in the water, make the same cast, and doesn't work as well, it leaves you frustrated and wondering what you did wrong. BTDT
A spey cast is not a roll cast. Although both casts start out with a D-loop, a spey cast will stop the rod higher, picking the entire line up off the water. Rather than simply rolling the loop along the waters surface.
I fish because the voices inside my head tell me to.