As a relatively new member to this site, I've enjoyed thumbing through the various forums and increasing my knowledge of this great sport of striper fishing. There seems to be an ever-growing number of new members here, many of whom are also new to the Surfcasting aspect of the sport. I would highly reccomend checking out this step-by-step, instructional, stop motion video by Neil Macellow as he demonstrates a couple long-distance casts. While it may not always be about casting the farthest, anyone who's been out in considerable wind when the surf is high knows the importance of getting your line beyond the breakers and free from mounds of seaweed. I tried the "off the ground surface cast" for the first time this a.m. and believe me, it will add considerable distance over the basic "wing-it-behind-ur-head" method I used prior to seeing this video. Just thought I'd pass it along...hope it helps someone as much as it did me.
P.S. If you read this thread Neil, you owe me an 18" mono leader w/ a 5/0" snelled Eagle Claw hook & 4 oz. pyramid sinker that I launched clear across the Scarborough marsh this morning......LOL!!!!
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