You learn to cast in different ways, depending on who or what’s around you. You need to learn the proper techniques for hook sets. Some days you’ll want to pull back as hard as you can, and other days you’ll want to let the fish set the hook as it tries to take your bait or lure. It all depends on how the fish are feeding, and you have to figure out which one works best on that day. No one person knows all the answers.
A pro may know what works most of the time, but a local angler who shore fishes daily successfully, will know what works best on his body of water. So don’t think you know it all, we sure don’t. All we are trying to do is give basic and general information for people to learn to shore fish who don’t have someone to show them.