Terry, I am not sure what you are trying to say. Guys fishing long rods are more concerned about casting than fishing? From my perspective it couldn't be further from the truth. I am an angler first and a caster second. Like most I have to enjoy the casting to enjoy the fishing. There is nothing I find more enjoyable then casting 15'+ rods with mid to long head lines. But that is me. I don't find them the least bit taxing for a day. Or a month. Including throwing lines in excess of 1100 grains. But I don't try to cast to the moon keeping it under 40 yards. Certainly there are many situations and conditions where these longer rods are overkill. Or guys just don't like them. Plenty of choices that we can all use to make our day more fun.