How To Cast Farther
Casting is like throwing a baseball – it’s way more efficient if you use your whole body and not just your arm.
To crank out extra distance, take a step forward as you fire out a straight overhead cast. By using the momentum of your whole body to power the rod, you’ll not only enjoy greater distance, but also greater control. Having the reel filled correctly also helps. As with throwing a ball, follow-through is important for accuracy.
If you’re trying to lay out a long one into a stiff wind, forget the overhead cast and try to throw your lure low over the water in a side-arm motion. This way, it will be less likely to be blown back by the wind.