In saltwater you need to deal with 4 distinct wind situations – in your face, at your back, from the left and from the right – and Tim takes us through some quick pointers on how to deal with each of those situations. Have a look!
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Here’s the summary of what Tim covers in the video.
- For a right handed caster, the easiest situation is when the wind blows left to right – the line is being blown away from you. All you have to do is change your aim.
- When casting into the wind, use an easy, open back cast and a hard forward cast. On the forward cast throw a tight loop, generate high linespeed, and aim your cast down so the fly turns over just at the water.
- With the wind at your back, consider a rollcast! Otherwise use a quick, tight backcast and open up your forward cast.
- The hardest situation is when the wind is blowing your line into you. Cast sidearm if the wind is modest. If the wind is stiff, cast with the line off your other shoulder, or present the fly on your backcast.