Originally Posted by Fly2Fish
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).
X2. This is precisely what you want to do. The feel will come. I'm not a particularly skilled caster and it helps me to occasionally look back to be sure the line's unfurling. I tend to get quick and this is a simple way to correct.