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    Here in Kansas for atleast the last 4 days we have been battleing winds nocking on the door of 35-40 mph. Does anyone try to fish in such wind. I'm itching to get my line wet, but these dang winds don't seem to want to stop.
    Ant advice to high wind fishing?

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    Hi troutbound

    Check out this post for the wind

    http://www.theflyfishingforum.com/fo...ming-wind.html
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    Thank's for the link. I'm headin to the backyard right now to try it out.

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    I decided a few years ago to practice casting into strong winds during the winter. While casting into the wind, I realized that the wind put a deeper bend in my rod on the back cast, and that helped propel the line on the foward cast. I gather that is what Prescott Smith is discussing in Dave's link, but the Podcast is too broken up on my computer. The local lake is always windy, and I've had great success casting with, and into the wind. It's nice to be able to overcome that hurdle. When the winds are over 15mph, I use a 5wt mostly, but with a lighter pattern, a 4wt does just as well.

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    Your welcome for the link. I ordered the dvd last week, also ordered one for my Dad. I deal with some wind here in Wyoming, but nothing like at my Dads place in Key Largo at times. The dvd is not very long but is packed full with detailed instruction. mcnerney just ordered a copy two so I look forward to his thoughts on the technique. right now I'm hoping the weather improves for Thursday and Friday so I can hit the river and put it into practice. If the white stuff will just stop flying and the temps come up 10 degrees I'll come back in a couple of days with more insight.
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    Thats all part of it over here
    On the plains where I fish if you dont in the wind then you wont get out much
    we have an upstream wind(sw cold wind) or a down stream wind (nw hot wind) I normaly only cast 15ft max sometimes less in strong wind and use heaver flies up too 3 on but usualy 2 you got to get cunning and change the way you un-roll your line (so it dosnt tangle or knot) by using side and underhand casts I dont overhead cast much in the wind it will just get blowen in too stuff.

    presntation is poor in strong wind so you need too drift it further before the fish see it (it can be easer because the fish cant see you well). if you know the area well you will have an advantige.

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    A simple solution is to use a cast I call the wind flip: a roll cast with an intentionally large loop that utilizes the wind to help kick it over. You have to set yourself up with the wind at your back. You can even do this with a high stop that will cause the loop to unroll above the water and frequently shoot quite a bit of line on the cast.

    I do this sometimes at the coast, where winds frequently make fly-casting otherwise impossible.
    http://sphotos.ak.fbcdn.net/hphotos-..._1276302_n.jpg

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    Thanks guys, Well I went out last night after watching the clip to try it out. All I can say is WOW. I never thought that I could cast into the wind. It took me a few attempts to get it but it works great.

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    Quote Originally Posted by troutbound View Post
    Thanks guys, Well I went out last night after watching the clip to try it out. All I can say is WOW. I never thought that I could cast into the wind. It took me a few attempts to get it but it works great.
    Thats great to hear!!
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