Jason Borger’s foundation style gives you a highly controlled vertical plane that tracks excellently. (That is, your forward cast and backcast are aligned.) I find that a great strength in short to midrange casting, and when going for accuracy.troutman41 wrote:I was watching this video of Christopher Rownes and in order to get anywhere near throwing those kind of loops I have to adopt a style like his,arm out to the side with that sort of lifting action near the end of the stroke.No matter what I do with the Jason Borgers foundation cast style I can't get anywhere near those tight loops.
Even at midrange, a late rotation - which is often associated with those sexy loops - can be challenging to achieve with this style. A lot of care is required to maintain a pull early in the stroke. It’s also very easy to rotate too much. Still, the overall stroke is very controlled and therefore repeatable.
At longer distances I may need to watch my backcast and increase the amount of translation. I find both of these difficult in Jason’s style. In fact, because I am as stiff as a board, I find watching my backcast difficult with any style that involves a strictly vertical rod plane.
For my CI exam I went almost exclusively with this vertical style. However, to get a better grip of MCI 85’ and beyond, I have now started practicing distance casting with tilted plane and added 15’+ in two days.