Sorry not 100% sure what jock told you: dip the tip or always keep it rising?
'Dipping the tip' (imho) is the second major cast killer, the first is poor anchor placement as has been noted above. When you're moving your rod tip back (to prepare for the forward cast-form the "D Loop) think of drawing the letter "J" with the rod tip. Or as I refer to it as 'poking a hole in the sky.'
What this does is increase the space below the rod tip for the formation of the "D Loop."
Hope the above makes some sort of sense to readers out there.
Last Edit: Oct 31, 2007 14:31:09 GMT by fredaevans
Imho dipping the tip slightly does not kill the cast and one can still form a perfectly straight anchor with a slight dip, everything evens itself out and the main reason why you can dip slightly and still cast well is the pull out of the dip. As long as the pull out of a slight dip is made correctly then there is no problem.
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