Enter the Dragon! I've gathered from the videos that the upstream foot should be forward, so you don't over rotate, and to point the lead foot at your intended target. So I know this isn't a hard and fast rule...I do see an advantage to changing it up when you want to direct your cast more accross or up stream...am I missing other advantages? By the way thanks, when it came to casting I used to think "hard and fast" was the style for me...I now like the Bruce Lee "JKD - Economy of Motion" approach of Scandinavian Underhand style. This is the "One Inch Punch" of the spey world.