So I've got a few months old daughter that has put a serious limit to my fishing time. (Can't complain too much it's been a lot of fun) Anyway, lately my favorite thing is to spread out some of her toys and grab my 6'-6" Eagle Claw Featherweight rod and practice "bow and arrow" casts throughout the house. Almost like a mini-golf course. I am vastly improving this type of cast and look forward to putting it to real use. Anyone else do anything like this when you haven't been able to make it out fishing for a while? On a side note, I have so much fun with this eagle claw featherweight every time I use it. (In the house or for real) Sometimes I wonder why I bother with the arsenal of high dollar rods I've accumulated!