Not bad for the fly line, just give it a wipe after the practice, when i teach kids that are starting to Overhead or Speycast, we always start on Grass, its only when they have had a while do we go to running water, partly because when we go to the water i have to do my health and safety talk, and that takes a wee while.
Flybill has given a good description.
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Appreciate you watching. I still havent had a chance to get into the water and cast. Im up on camano island and i brought it along ... I still find casting frm shore a wierd feeling. Hoping the yak drops into shape so i can try it out.
I'd say what your doing looks okay. A really good caster I kept on running into while I was fishing once described the bottom hand as "punching his gut." He said his loops really tightened up when he used this concept. In my opinion, you're not doing a pure CL, CM cast. And you're really not doing an underhand cast, but using aspects of both styles. I call it sustained anchor and not skagit casting. That's my opinion, and there'll be good arguments both pro and con. So you're going to have to sift through all the variables and come up with something that works for you. Here's a casting style that I use when doing touch and go casts with a scandi head. I can really generate a lot of line speed and tight loops with this technique. It uses body movement and all bottom hand and top hand as a fulcrum. It's demonstrated by Henrik Mortensen;
After viewing your cast, I think you should try and combine aspects of both skagit and scandi techniques. It looks like the path you've begun to take. In my opinion I think it's pretty much the technique that most people use.