A couple of tips to prevent wind knots:
1. Slow down your casting stroke.
2. Put less power into your casts.
3. Let the line straighten out more on both ends.
4. Turn your rod off vertical a little.
5. Make sure your casting stroke is going straight back and forth.
The first 3 are really all very related, and it sounds like these may have been causing your problem!
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Last edited by teflon_jones; 01-31-2005 at 09:06 AM.