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Old 04-16-2005, 01:39 PM
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Another method to keep the line away from you with wind blowing from your right - rather than casting off shoulder which can be difficult to learn - if you hold your hand in a normal back cast position - elbow about 90 degrees and hand opposite your ear, the rod would be in a vertical plane if wrist is pointing towards the front. Now rotate the wrist outwards so reel points off to the right - note that the rod tip will now be canted over the left shoulder - you can increase the cant by bending the wrist a bit to increase the angle. If you cast with the wrist in this position, the line will be moving back and forth on the left side of your body but your hand position will be in a traditional casting position on the right side of your body - something you have already learned. If you must cast into the wind you just need to work on a very tight dynamic loop as Juro indicated
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