Casting: A Single Motion
"Well, like most guys," Anson says, "you brought the rod back and came to a full stop before you threw. It's common. I see tournament anglers do it all the time. They stop to pick out a target, look for fish, whatever. Trouble is, stopping throws away all the energy you just created by loading the rod on your back cast." The entire cast -- from starting point at 10 o'clock to back cast at two o'clock to release back where you started at 10 -- should be one uninterrupted motion, like cracking a buggy whip. Your elbow stays in tight next to your side. The motion is all wrist, resulting in less effort expended and a longer cast.