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Old 08-03-2006, 09:15 AM
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Casting in wind

When the wind is coming from the casting side of the body (crosswind) there are a few things we can do to prevent hooking ourselves.

Not counting two-handers (which have great off-hand casting provisions) what do you do with single hand casts to cope?
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:31 AM
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I turn around and cast backwards, when on big rivers. On small water I can cast pretty proficiantly left handed, as long as there aren't any hauls involved.
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Old 08-03-2006, 09:51 AM
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1) Turn around and backcast - good for putting out a long line where accuracy isn't a big factor.

2) Make the cast off the "opposite shoulder" - useful for shorter casts requiring a bit more accuracy.

3) Cast with the left arm. Just started seriously practicing left handed this year. Short distances are pretty fair with good accuracy. Next step is getting the haul going and I'll have a "full quiver".

In cases 2 and 3, I reverse the angle of my body by bringing my left foot back (as opposed to my right for RH casts). "Opening up" frees up the left side rotation and makes these casts a whole lot easier
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Old 08-03-2006, 10:42 AM
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Backcast or water haul.
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Drive to the other side of the breaking pod of albies - then cast.
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Old 08-03-2006, 11:21 AM
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I back cast if the wind is ridiculous, if not, side cast and duck...but after watching JimS cast equally, long and accurate with either left or right hand...there is no doubt that that is the best way to go....given one is willing to spend lots of time practicing which I have not done as of yet.
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