At 6'4" with arms like a gorilla (almost 7' from fingertip to fingertip) and I can close my fist and touch an 8' ceiling, flatfooted... I have a serious advantage in distance casting... and can bury most lines without issue. Many years ago I met Joan and had the chance to cast next to her. Every time I thought I was about to impress her she cast farther without any indication of extra effort... timing is everythiing and this arhythmic white guy did not stand a chance.