He does this to see if the line is straightened out and in an optimum position to accept the strength he will put into the final forecast. 11. Wait for the friendly little tug of your line on the back cast. In order to feel this tug you must have a short stroke on the back cast, about 1:00 or 1:30 is fine. The farther back you get the less you can feel the tug of the back cast. After 2:00 it is pretty subtle. 12. For long and powerful roll casts learn the dynamic roll cast. The basic roll cast is taught in the static mode - the rod drawn back to about the 1:00 o'clock position, letting the line fall and then making the casting stroke forward. The cast works because you have put enough line behind you to be able to impel it forward. For a dynamic roll cast you throw a small loop of the line behind you and commence the casting stroke while the line is still bellied out behind.