- May 7, 2010
This is a good observation. A tail wind isn't the best for distance casting at all. The back cast doesn't extend well, but the wind removes the resulting slack on the forward cast and helps turnover giving the impression of distance. I prefer a slight headwind to a tail wind. I'd rather have a straight backcast...
The side wind is probably best because the rod leg and fly leg are canted into slightly different planes by the air pressure, which removes the chance of a tailing loop
As a right hander I'm best with left to right breeze, less chance of the line blowing the line into me so less to distract.