Join Date: Nov 2017
Location: Western Washington
What do the failed casts look like? That is, are the casts collapsing? If you are watching the D loop form and it looks good and you feel the rod loading, a hesitation before the cast stroke might be causing the D loop to begin collapsing. Without rushing things, try starting the D loop sweep slowly, and accelerate a bit through the D loop-forming-arc and go right into the cast with no hesitation. Also, be sure that you have a good weight match of MOW tip or sink tip or polyleader for the specific shooting head you are using so that the anchor is not below the water surface.