thank the switch rod marketing hype for the confusion. the switch, or jump roll, is a touch and go cast. the roll cast, it would seem, is a sustained anchor cast. and i think anymore, when people talk about switch casting, it may not have anything to with speycasting. just a catchy way to describe casting a switch rod with either single hand, or double handed overhead, and roll casts. i dont own a switch rod, only short two handers. and i never use a switch cast, only a jump roll.