Trying out several adjustments to casting technique on water. The aim is to have tight loops and high line speed with almost no top hand pushing and no blown anchor.
Equipment is Zpey 12'3" first edition, 395 grain AFS Scandi head, 18' Fluorocarbon leader, 30# ridge running line.
Flat anchor, high rod finish, and fwd cast motion starting slightly before anchor placement are helping me load the rod for tighter loops.
The Zpey rod appears to dampen very well, coming to a near stop after recovering from the overflex. Bent lower handle allows me to pull the lower handle closer to my body.