I get a lot of anglers and customers asking about our fly rods and casting in windy conditions. The short answer is that battling the wind has more to do with technique and skill than the type or action of the fly rod being used.
Understanding how to deal with the wind is one if the most valuable skills a fly angler can learn. Getting comfortable casting in windy conditions will not only afford more success on the water it will open up a lot more fishing opportunities whether they be on the river or out on the flats.
Keep the three L's in mind:
At times you’ll want to be able to throw a line around a corner – usually to get around an obstacle like a tree trunk or rock. And this is where your curve casts come in. Now, there are many ways to throw curves, some easy and some hard – and those different methods also give different curves from long deep curves to short sharp curves – even right angles. In this lesson we’re going to cover the most straightforward method to make a couple of easy curves to the left and right side.
The tuck cast, or tuck mend is a great cast for getting heavily weighted nymphs or even streamers quickly down into the water column. If you’re fishing with weight the last thing you want is a tight line on the delivery - The tight line causes drag immediately and reduces the ability for the nymph to sink. If you could get the nymph to drop from the sky with plenty of slack behind it it’s going to sink much faster and drift far more naturally. And that’s exactly what the tuck cast does for us.
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