Over the years, I've noticed those who can cast the farthest are typically the ones who catch the most fish. The reason is rudimentary. The farther you cast, the more water you're dragging your baits through. When wading, this is especially true. As we've seen, your footprint dictates how close you get to fish. By making extra-long casts, you cater to those fish beyond your immediate impact zone—those unaware of your presence.