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Wind challenges our cast and changes our drifts more than any other element. It forces us to adapt our presentations, and it makes some of our favorite styles impossible. But there is always a way to beat it. There’s always a way to make things work. And no matter how rough the wind, there are strategies not just for fighting through it, but for fishing well and catching trout. That’s what this episode is about.
Here are our best strategies for fly fishing in windy conditions. Wind does not need to keep you home. And it doesn’t need to force you off the water. There are ways to deal with the difficulty of wind, to learn something from the challenge and sometimes even catch more trout than you might in calm conditions.
Most of the foul weather that bothers us just doesn’t seem to affect the trout much. And if you learn to beat the wind and weather, or at least work with it and cut that edge, both success and solitude can be yours.
Forget the forecast. Just fish.
We Cover the Following
- Do trout care if it’s windy?
- How does wind complicate fly fishing?
- Fish closer
- Low rod angles
- How weight (in many forms) is what beats wind
- Dry fly, streamer and nymphing tips
- Advantages gained from the wind
READ: Troutbitten | Podcast | Dealing With Weather and Fighting the Elements
READ: Troutbitten | Angler Types in Profile — Goldilocks
READ: Troutbitten | Explore – Learn – Return
READ: Troutbitten | Fly Fishing Tips #50 — Fish Hard
READ: Troutbitten | Never Blame the Fish
READ: Troutbitten | Don’t Be a Hero — Fish Closer
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