I was fishing with a Dolly Llama for the first time today. I had some trouble with casting it. The weight made it difficult for me to load the rod in my back cast. Disclaimer, I am a poor fly caster to begin with. I basically wound up stripping the fly back at the end of my drift and than trying it shoot it out the line coiled at my feet on each cast. Any tips? It felt like a weird way to fish.