Re: What Did I get Myself Into!!
One important thing is that from what I've seen/been told, false-casting in saltwater is at a minimum. Once you get him casting, practice throwing 30-40 foot casts with a single false cast. If you watch some saltwater casting videos, you'll often see the caster holding the fly in his non-casting hand, flip the fly back into the backcast, then throw a single forward cast. I know that I often find myself false-casting too much, so starting off with limited false-casting would likely be beneficial!
Working out a way to convince my university to allow me to hold my TA office hours on the nearby creek...