Thanks for all the helpful advice from everyone. I know it's about placement and it all depends on the water and all that, but I was curious as to how far I should be able to cast with the type of equipment I have, not as in how far I should I be casting when I fly fish. Like if you where a really good caster and was just going for distance just for the fun of it, how far would you be able to cast with a 9ft 5 weight setup. Since I'm new, I'm not sure if 50 feet is far or if it was possible to get 90 feet. I mentioned possibly needing a different rod because watching my rod tip, it seems to be really floppy and not being able to keep my line as high off the ground to get more distance. I'm sure I am probably doing something wrong or I was just maxed out? From where I stand, I can get my fly out to about 50+ feet. Some places I have fished I just flip it out and be in a good zone, but some river I have gone to I need to get out farther. I don't have waders.. I probably shouldn't even be bothering to fish those spots, but for right now, I mostly go out for the practice. Thanks for all the info from everyone, it's good information for me and my learning. I will read up on those links posted and maybe talk to some of the guys at Cabela's and see if they can take me out back for some fly casting lessons. I don't get out that often and I don't knwo anyone who fly fishes to learn from.. So I watch Youtube videos and try to remember parts when I'm on the water. I have one fishing partner and he just used his fly rod for the first time yesterday.. haha. He's learning from me He does ok though, but I think we need to be on a smaller body of water or at least a different time of the year. Lot's of learning to do..