Thanks for all helpful replies!
It seems that everyone agree that, indeed, one person can produce these casting errors in a single cast.
I will take slow, careful steps with this, try one thing at a time. Although I don't have the rod in question to practice with (it was the guide's rod) I have similar issues with my 10' 7wt rod. First step will be to try to feel the load of the rod and then go on from there.
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Originally Posted by imxer
Every time a fish took the fly did this guide say "HIT IT"?
Most of the time he would say "FISH" (often followed by "You missed it!"). I can't remember him saying "hit it".