- Mar 14, 2009
- Bend, OR
I am wondering how most people get their line out when they are swinging for steelhead using a single handed rod. I have a 9 wt and the Rio versitip system. I can only get line out if I backcast and load the line to shoot it out. Sometimes I can't backcast (trees) and I can barely roll cast the line out (40ft). Any tips or do I need to work on my roll casting. Also how far do you think I should be able to cast with a single handed rod. I can cast out 80ft pretty consistently. I tried to watch other people on the D but EVERYBODY fly fishing had a spey rod.