You missed one......talking about it on forums!So while we're currently on the distraction topic.... I reckon there are 5 hobbies within fly fishing
I'm trying not to be interested in 4 and 5, I'm moderately interested in 3, very interested in 1 and getting more interested in 2. Being a better caster helps with 1 enormously of course and while it's just not important to cast tournament distances for fishing the skill involved in being able to do it must help everything else. I'll be happy when I'm able to cast to the backing comfortably and fully master the spey. Getting there.