casting

Fly-fishing into a strong wind can be very frustrating for anglers who are trying to cast for distance and pinpoint the placement of their fly. So I asked outfitter John Perry how his fly-fisher clients deal with a headwind when casting.

"When casting into the wind, stop the rod abruptly at 12 o'clock (as if you are throwing a javelin up to the heavens) then throw straight out from your nose so you cut right into the wind. Practice this technique on your lawn until you have it down. Believe it or not, once you get this down you can easily cast directly into a 25 mph wind, but only with practice.”

If you have a tip of the week email Mark Ward at captain@montanaoutdoor.com. You can listen to the captain's show every Saturday from 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. on 27 Montana radio stations.