Stay focused!

Photo by Álvaro G. Santillán

“Every time you cast you are training yourself. If you train yourself incorrectly, then you have to both unlearn that incorrect training and relearn the correct one. Why waste your time?”

Jason Borger

Practice is the only way of getting better, but firing cast after cast without giving them a second thought is counterproductive. Learn to analyze line shapes and stay focused on them on every cast. Excessively wide loops, unintended waves, tracking faults… should be identified and its source diagnosed; after that, try again, focusing on correcting the motion lying behind that fault.
Better to make 100 conscious casts in a session than 1.000 while staring holes in the air.
As I like to say to my students:

If you keep training your faults you’ll eventually get perfect mistakes.

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