Last summer I got serious about fly fishing and I understood how much I needed to learn and practice. I practiced in the back yard and just about every day I went to different spots on my home stream to practice different casts........and not to catch fish.....and I didn't.
However, as I got better at casting and presentation, I did catch some fine fish. Basically, as I got better, the fishing got better.
Stick with what you have and work on what you don't, that is what money can't buy.