Took rod#1 to a pond, set up with a 12wt IWF. Drove to the side getting the blasting headwind in the face to see what it would do. The wind was bitter and blowing droplets off the pond by the time it blazed across the surface of the pond.
Throwing the head into the teeth of the stiff North wind was a no-brainer, about 35 feet. Strip - 45 feet... cake. Strip - 60 feet, still very doable. Hands got real cold, face too. Strip - 70 feet... no go.
I could throw a line into the wind face-first up to about 60 feet before the fairly slim forward taper on this line wouldn't turn over. Modifying the line to overcome this would help, but that's not something I could do on lunch break. All this without a false cast or hauling of any kind.
To be continued...