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22 Aug 2016
by CARPology
How to overcome a cross wind
A crosswind normally results in frustrating loss of accuracy, but here's how to overcome it

1. Make the cast

On a normal cast you want to release the line when the rod is at a 45-degree angle. When casting with a crosswind, aim to release around 55-degrees. This should help by making sure that the cast has a low and hard projectile. The result of this means that the wind won’t catch the line as much as when it goes high into the air.

2. Crosswinds bows

After the cast is made, normally you hold the rod pointing straight at the marker float and allow the line to peel off the spool. However, holding the rod straight in a crosswind will result in a bow of line as it leaves the tip eye at an angle. This creates friction and resistance and therefore slowing your rig down.

3 Point the rod

By pointing the rod to the side (as shown above) just after the cast and pointing the tip in the direction the line is going in, the friction will be greatly reduced. This decreases the size of the bow in the line caused by the crosswind and will increase the distance achieved and the overall accuracy. Now give the crosswind two fingers!

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