Re: Question Re: Transition from Back to Forward cast
Hi, Jamie, welcome to the forum. There'll undoubtedly be more expert voices responding on your question, but as someone who is not a particularly-skilled fly-caster but has viewed a bunch of good videos and taken FFF fly-casting lessons through the Beginner and Intermediate levels, with a Double Haul class thrown in for good measure, perhaps I can relate a bit better to an ambitious beginner like yourself.
Before you "wait" for the "tug" you get on the back-cast, be actually looking at your back cast. A common problem of beginners is beginning the forward cast before the back cast has had time to roll out and load the rod. An easier way to practice this is by horizontal false-casting in front of your open stance; that gives you an opportunity to actually see what's happening in a comfortable stance (which looking back at a back-cast often is not).
Hope that helps, until the better casters chime in.
On the whole, I'd rather be in Wyoming . . .