JC, Coho fishing is a numbers game. The more casts you make, the more likely you are to get into fish. Not every cast will be perfect. No big deal, try to make the next one better. If you spend most of your beach time concentrating on your casting, your fishing is likely to suffer. Remember, there are a ton of coho caught each year within 60 feet of the beach. I wish I had a buck for every cast I knew was going to suck, but I still shoot it anyway. I'd be a rich dude by now. On to the next cast.......... Jake, Don't cut your line back after only one trip with it. No reason to mess with a new line before you get it dialed in for your rod. You mentioned it feels slightly heavy, it should.