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Old 04-11-2009, 09:11 AM
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Default Re: Wind Casting

A few years ago, I decided to practice casting during windy winter days.
I've always been a side arm caster, and that helps. One thing I quickly
discovered was that a wind in your face really loads the backcast, and
I've had great success with transferring that energy into a workable foward
cast. My rod of choice right now for windy days is a 9' 5wt Z-Axis. I let the
wind and rod tip carry the line fully back on the back cast, and use a compact
foward stroke, usually with a single haul on the foward cast. This works nicely
on lakes with 15-20mph winds, at least for me .

If moving so the wind is not in your face is an option, that works nicely as
well. I'm not going to let something like the wind stop my fun !
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