Re: Roll cast question
Another great place to use the roll cast, is "rolling up" a line from the water.
I often water load a cast directly upstream. Then, as my line returns to me, I raise my rod tip naturally into a roll cast position. As soon as the line forms a loop behind the rod I angle my next roll cast more across the current. In two or three, cast/drift/roll up sequences, I can often cover close to 90 degrees across the stream. This is better to me than false casting, because the line is on the water more. An old guy once told me, "you can't catch fish with your line in the air".
Ultimately, it's not catching fish that satisfies, but knowing how.