We are doing a casting thing down in Rhode Island on July 29th. It is a free,non-commercial gathering.
I run speypages.com and will be there with lines and rods for you to try and would be more than happy to help tune up your casting. It is at the seapowet wildlife preserve in tiverton, ri. A pretty straight shot coming from the boston area.
If you or anyone is interested let me know and I can post directions.