Walber8705

SurfCasting tips in the wind

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Cast low & drop the tip ASAP, so has not have the wind keep blowing yr line.

Use a low profile aerodynamic plug or tin, maybe take the trailer off yr bucktail.

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first time posting on distance forum, but ill add my 2c. If you are casting in a hard cross wind, you will be more successful if you can cast sidearm and proceed to drop your line to the water asa frazerp mentioned.

 

If you have a hard onshore wind in your face, that is your time to pick up the metals and heavier plugs. To help prevent wind knots in this  situation i suggest pinching the line with your fingers as you pick up your slack.

I tend to throw plugs that dig in with hard winds and current because they help keep the bow to a minimum. i.e. swimmers, heavier plugs and tins, bottles

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ain't no cure Bro.! lol..All texas beaches get heavy south winds 90% of time.Like everyone so far have said....swing lo n get your rod tip down! Showering down on your mags helps some. Ride your spool is about all I can do.

Mark

 

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I've also found using mono a better choice than braid when fighting any wind, cross or face on. And of course, heavier weight with a low profile is a better choice. I don't remember where I read it but it was suggested that using a shorter rod would also help, why, I don't remember.

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when casting into heavy wind it helps to cast directly into the wind vs a little cross wind. this will help prevent the bow in your line that happens when you cast cross wind.

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Oldgoat has it - always think fish at yr feet or maybe even take a cast or two 20 ft from the suds & never not follow the plug all the way thru the suds ...

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On 8/1/2017 at 2:30 PM, oldgoat said:

Just forget distance. Think fish at your feet.

What he said 

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Posted (edited)

You don't always have to throw an undressed diamond jig/bucktail/bottle plug or whatever if the fish are keying on bait that you can imitate with a teaser.  As stated above, the fish are usually pretty close in a snotty surf.  So, if you are just trying to keep your presentation/teaser in the strike zone longer, lose the plug and replace it with a bank sinker.  A lot of times the hook on a diamond jig will stick in the sand or get hung on rocks which screws up the teaser presentation.  The bank sinker doesn't.

Edited by Jettyhound

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