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    Default Casting into wind

    Have you lads got any tips on how to cast into a head on breeze or low gust? Obviously it is impossible if the wind is any stronger........ or is it?
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    Default Just my way

    Might sound odd, but if im casting into wind i naturally tend to cast sideways instead of overhead. No idea why, just automatic.

    Dont even know if its any better, but i get the line out.

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    Default Cast away from the water!!!!

    I read and was shown to cast facing away from the water and let your backcast fall onto the water it works I assure you I don't know why but it does it was in an article in one of the trout mags a couple of years ago.You look bloody stupid but hey your fishing whilst others are waiting to move pegs!!

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    Rather than cast from say 2 - 10, move the casting arc forwards and cast from 1 - 9, concentrate on getting a tight fast loop and learn to double haul if you do not already. What ever you do don't hammer it in frustration as this will open the loop and the line will come back and land at you feet, in this siuation less is more.

    Cheers

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    ATM when I am casting into wind I do what Ben D has said but I never seem to get it out too far.......
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    When casting into a wind I use a single haul on the forward cast. You don't need to haul on the back cast because the wind is helping that. Also this business about casting sideways ie moving the casting arc to something like 45 degrees works for me too, though I have no idea why. It was shown to me by an old guy many years ago, he maintained that you "sliced the line under the wind", whatever that means. Anybody else heard of this ?...............................birdsnest
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    reduce your length of cast and leader.the fish will be closer,so you do not need to cast as far.
    pete,this backcasting is a false premise.it means you have control of your backcast,but not of your forward cast,turn round and get control of your forward cast. then you won't look stupid any more .

    jim
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    I had a casting lesson once and the instructor showed me a trick

    On the backcast hurl the line right up into the air and on the forward stroke bring it right down and don't let go until it's straight and a couple of feet over the water.

    Occasionally it even works for me!!

    I also saw Charles Jardine casting into the wind..it didn't seem to make any difference to him!
    Roy

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    Hi All

    If you learn to haul and as royvs said aim the delivery low to the water, you won't have a problem with the wind.

    once the hauling is in place, you will Stop the rod around the 9 o'clock position with a tight fast loop, you want the loop to un-furl about a foot or so above the water, there is less wind as well close to the waters surface, what usually happens is you try harder to get it out, start throwing the cast/ opening the loop and it goes no where.

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    Quote Originally Posted by paramedicpete
    I read and was shown to cast facing away from the water and let your back cast fall onto the water it works I assure you I don't know why but it does it was in an article in one of the trout mags a couple of years ago.You look bloody stupid but hey your fishing whilst others are waiting to move pegs!!

    Pete
    Pete,

    I can understand the reason for turning around to put the back cast on the water if there is a strong wind onto your casting arm - i.e. blowing from right to left for a right handed caster - but I cannot see any reason for doing this when the wind is straight in your face. The tactic explained by Ben_D and royvs, to aim the cast lower, is the most efficient way.
    As sage suggested, brute force, as with all casting problems, is the worst approach and you need not put any extra effort into the cast other than a forward haul.

    Dave.

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