Quote Originally Posted by Gigmaster View Post
The speed of the rod tip is directly related to the number of trees behind you, and their proximity, and inversely related to to how delicate a presentation you need to make.
Where A is the cast, and B is the backcast, C is the number of trees behind you, D is the delicacy of the presentation required, then A=B/C = windknots x A = speed.
D hang-ups
Not to mention the number of split-shot needed to get the fly down to the steelhead which almost negates the belief that one is still flyfishing, as was the case yesterday.