Join Date: Dec 2014
Location: Northern California
Scottky, as others will no doubt chime in, there is absolutely no diagnosing your issue/s based merely on one symptom. Yes, finding someone to watch you is the best, but I'm guessing your area is not in a spey casting instruction sweetspot. IMHO one of the next best things to do if you can't find someone to come out and personally watch and help you, would be to buy the Simon Gawesworth's/Rio 2-DVD set " Modern Spey Casting" as this was designed purposefully as a comprehensive coverage starting with fundamentals. This would set you back about $40, but will still be relevant and helpful when you are very competent. It has all the basics, all the casts, and troubleshooting problems, all with GOOD video of the casts. Having EVERYTHING laid out, beginning to end, and by (almost) ONE person to start with will be the least confusing. In the absence of an instructor these DVDs might be about the next best thing. It will only be the next fastest method to get better, but it WOULD teach you how to diagnose your own problems to a certain extent, and attention to detail. Those will come in super handy as you progress in an area of the country that may not have a ton of one-on-one help always close at hand.
Another way, and for a variety of reasons (that there is no reason to go into here) I would guess that this would actually in the end be inferior and more confusing than carefully studying the suggested DVD's, would be to post videos of yourself casting. It would be a hassle, and the iteration process would be slow, but you could get some much more relevant advice. I've only ever seen a few folks follow through on this plan on here, but it might work for you.