In this world you usually get what you pay for.
Anyone taking up fly fishing should in my view go for casting lessons first. Much easier than trying to fix bad habits later. Took my son when he was 8 to a casting instructor down on the Tweed. Beautiful caster both s/h and d/h rods.
Look up the casting instructor's on Facebook
Those bad habits are hard to fix n all. I wish I’d started with guitar lessons as I have so many bad habits.
Also there’s nothing to be Ashamed about just saying I don’t have a friggin clue about bloody grain weights and so forth. We all need to be shown what to do at some point. This may sound ridiculously stupid but I still need someone to show me how to get the sunk fly out first, in order to get the damn thing out to be able to fire it back out where I want it? The process just baffles me