You should probably spend some time figuring out how more distance can help. It's a part of the tool box and can be just as important as other aspects of the cast and swing. Remember, if you can cast far, you can also cast shorter. If you can only cast short, well......Casting is definitely a means to an end for me. I'm one of those who lays awake at night trying to come up with ways to connect with more steelhead. I don't lay awake at night wondering how I can cast farther toward guys on pontoon boats. Almost makes it more like golf and less like spending time in the outdoors. Interesting and impressive though, and thanks for sharing.