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Tailing winds [Versión en español]

When presented with a tailing wind, the casting stroke required is quite the reverse; a low back cast followed by high forward cast. You can angle this one like a javelin. And that's not all! An open loop on the forward cast catches the wind (like a sail!) and actually assists our cast.

The only problem can be the low backcast. Sheep and other snags can often be found down there.

When fishing out of boats 'loch style' in the UK, virtually all casts are along these lines. This can have a negative effect on the angler's casting especially when they return to bank fishing.

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