I try and scoot the cast under the wind. Tightening up the loop is really important. Don't cast during a gust and wait for a lull(amaze your friends with this skill), and don't expect to shoot a ton of line in a brisk wind. Use the surface disturbance to get a little closer to your prey. Soon you will find that the hardest cast is with the wind on your right. Ouch! I think I'm bleeding.
Oh, pinch down those barbs. Fear destroys your cast.
One cast can change your day...maybe your life.