Sooner or later, everybody who picks up a spinning outfit tries to see how far they can cast with it. That's just human nature, sort of like flooring it when you're driving an empty road. Sometimes, though, long-distance casting is more than a whim. If you're fishing, say, a northern trout pond from shore, or tossing catfish baits into a broad southern tailwater, longer casts often catch more fish. Great Lakes jetty anglers also need extra distance, as do millions of shore-based surf anglers from Montauk to Monterey.