Re: Need help with shooting line
I always let the line collect on the water. It might help to get the hauling down to provide the momentum to pick it up off the water. Holding the slack in your hand is a skill I never mastered but there are anglers that use this method. Another option is to get a stripping basket. Also getting the majority of your line in the air by shooting it out slowly while false casting.
Maybe someone who uses the coiling in the hand methods will chime in with some advice.