No, it hits the water. I learned something from this video and also from email exchanges with James Reid (CaneCaster) about casting DT (silk) lines with these through-action rods. That is, the forward cast starts before the line touches the water on the back cast, and in fact, when there is a lot of line out the forward cast stroke is often complete (stopped high) even before the line is on the water from the back cast stroke. There is no pause to wait for the line to load the rod like with WF tapers and "faster" (modern) rods.
Stuart - thanks for this. With James making wood (greenheart) rods and you making silk lines, there's a lot to be thankful for! The tradition lives! And I love the Mansfield tune.
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