"Ten o'clock, 60 feet, cast, cast, cast!" commands the guide, startling you out of your skin. He plants the pole to stop the boat and nearly tips you off the front. You weren't ready, not even after all the reading and the practice back home, but you struggle for balance and start false casting blindly off to the left. "Okay, drop it. Now strip. Strip," the guide orders. "Now, long strip, long strip."