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When I cast I swing my 12 ft rod over my right shoulder (being a right hander)
I release my index finger from the line at about 12.30pm ( 190 to 200 degrees)
I usually get great height but not the equivalent distance.
I use 30lb line and a 4 oz sinker
Can anyone suggest a correction to this technique.
Where I live in Trinidad West Indies , its important to get the cast over the breakers but I never do.
 

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what rod are you using? you said you're using 30lb is that mono?are you using a shockleader too? i'm guessing you're using an overhand cast too so with out knowing what rod you're using i'd say drop down to a lighter lb test line or even better switch to braid, use a leather glove for your right hand, and watch a casting video and focus on the unitech aka brighton or high inertia cast. start with this and get back to us.
 

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well if you want to start there ok if you're releasing at 1230 like you said that would be roughly 95 degrees from the horizontal plane look at the + sign you're releasing before the vertical plane which results in high arcing casts with no distance. your release point should be between 10 and 11 o'clock or 60-75 degrees which would give you a high arcing and long distance cast.
 
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