Re: Indoor practice
Another thing to try is to cast from a kneeling position, or even a sitting position to simulate the shortened distance between your rod hand and the water or vegetation, in other words it'll teach you to keep your backcast up.
"I've never missed a Steelhead by waiting too long. It's true, but I've missed plenty trying to set the hook too quickly." Dec Hogan 'A Passion For Steelhead'