Re: Casting Practice.
Wise words my friend! I followed golf for years and never once heard of Arnold Palmer going to the practice tee. (I can't believe I said that...) Practice doesn't make perfect; it makes you better. Even with a bad back, I still practice 3 to 4-times a week.
I encourage - make that "demand" - my students devote a minimum of 30 minutes three time a week to casting practice ... off the water. They are not exercising to catch fish, they are exercising to master the cast.
Thanks for your comments...
PS. How are things in God's country?