So though I'm starting this thread, I in no way think of myself as even a good caster. In fact I am aware that I sorely need some proper training:ray1: (as most of us do). But now that I've been casting a bit more than 2 years I'd like to sort of measure myself against a wide range of other casters, either to promote a new sense of urgency in getting those lessons, or to cause myself to feel a little more confident about my abilities. But the biggest reason is because I'm sitting waiting for the rivers to drop, and would like to instigate some good ol' chest beating here in the forum.ptyd But here are the rules. Simply post/brag about how far you can cast. List the rod weight, and line type. Ideally, to get more comparable results, try to keep the rods single handed, 4-7 weights under 10', using a floating or at least intermediate line, not a shooting head or other such line. Don't include the length of your leader or rod or arm or neck or anything like that. Oh ya and keep it honest :rofl: Please add less than 5 ft to your cast I'll start with an un-intimidating number. Under good conditions, using my 8.5' 5wt rod with WF-F 5wt line, I can put about 50 feet out of my rod tip (I measure by looking at the diagram of the lines taper SA provides). Probably my longest cast ever was no more than 60'. Most of the time though my casts are 35' or less due to wind, space, stupidity, desire for consistency, accuracy, big flies, etc... Let the games begin.