My friend is kind enough to allow me to practice my casting in his pond. I use the Island and structures to gauge my angle changes. Sometimes I video myself so I can gauge my success. When the casting is so so, or I get tangled up in running line and the video quality sucks I make a time lapse clip so I wont wast your time.
Do not fully load the rod until sweeping past the target.
Lock arms and sweep with your body, not your arms.
Do what you must to make the anchor land flat.
Don’t forget to use your bottom hand.
Don’t allow too much line to stick on your left hand up casts.
Left hand up. Think “across your body not parallel” with the top half of the e.
Keep the rod heavy at all times throughout the e.
Lower, then push with top hand.
Always use bottom hand.
Stay smooth and fluid.
Concentrate on loop shape, load and consistency. Not distance. Yet.