Thanks, folks.

NewTyer, I've been hitting youtube for over a week on casting, mainly Lefty Kreh's videos. Thanks for the link for Orvis, I'll have to check that out.

Jim, I'm a yakker myself (just saw the sub-forum for paddling a few minutes ago). That pond is small enough to walk completely around; I just prefer that side I was fishing. Of course, a yak or canoe would allow access to the entire weedline. I don't know if my job would let me launch into that pond, though. I work for a retirement community, and the residents think of those fish as their pets; it's C&R. I have a few small lakes nearby that I can drop my yak into that have good sunnie populations. Hopefully, here soon, I will be doing exactly that.