Shimano Reel Rod

Shimano Reel Rod
Im having trouble casting my new rod and reel; advice anyone?

Reel Details:
– Shakespeare TW30L

Rod Details:
Shimano TDR-80MH2B
line weight: 12-30
Power: Medium Heavy
Action: Medium Fast

Line:
20lb braid

Ive been practicing to cast with this new setup and everytime I cast, It just fly’s real hard straight down about 5-10 yards in front of me. I adjusted the line tension for the weight I put on (1/2 oz weight) and still same results.
Im trying not to cast this like I would a typical rod for the obvious reasons (and regardless I have tried casting normally with failed results); But my cast is not improving and Im wondering what im doing wrong?

Id really appreciate anyone giving me tips and pointers or simply showing me how its done.
shouldnt you be able to at least cast it out some?

I’ve checked out both the rod and reel , and the honest answer is that they are designed for trolling , not casting . The weight you are using suggests that you want an outfit that casts like a baitcasting set up . Unfortunately it’s not going to happen with this combination.

Shimano Reel Saragosa 14000F & Trevala B jig rod 30-80 pound braid