I am not yet a very good caster. I go to the local park and practice every once in a while. Not often enough by any means. It has helped. When I am in Idaho we are on the golf course so I tend to practice in the evenings there more. I try and feel my rod load, cast a little longer, and when that feels good I practice accuracy. Seeing how it drops and saying to myself, "ok, that was good. How did I do that". Consistency isn't there yet.