be patient with yourself. don’t worry about mechanical timing or positioning— feel for the rod loading. if you absolutely have to have positioning cues, make your back cast to the sun, not to the horizon behind you. Like literally stop at 12. Then make your cast just a bit forward like 10, and accelerate to a stop like you’re flicking paint off a brush and onto a wall. you will feel it if you’re patient, and it comes faster than you think. Knots are fine. Tangles are fine. Just accept it and work through them.