Casting into the Wind with multiplier reel

Sun Sep 23, 2007 6:13 pm

Any tips to share?

Problem I have is casting into the wind using an ABU 6500c - the lead gets slowed down before the reel can slow down leading to over-runs and tangles...

Advice re: brake blocks, etc?

Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:02 pm

had the same problem a few weeks back, if its coming directly onshore forget about power casting, but if its coming from the sides try to aim the lead so its going with the wind obviously if the wind is at right angles this cant be done.

Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:21 pm

use both brake blocks and maybe a small amount of end tension until the reel spins freely for about 4-5 seconds. if it is a strong gale then maybe only 3-4 seconds :shock:

Sun Sep 23, 2007 8:56 pm

As above but i would try to only use blocks or mags to achieve the same thing. Basically slow the reel down and it will be fine no matter how hard you cast it or how hard the winds blowing.


Sun Sep 23, 2007 9:01 pm

and another thing to remember. with brake blocks, the harder you cast, the more effective they are.

Mon Sep 24, 2007 11:12 am

Brake blocks on and mags on full, next to no end float on the spool and you shouldn't have any problems in a head or side wind.

Wed Oct 31, 2007 1:44 am

step up your lead size to 6 or 7oz. helpful for a strong gusty sidewind. take a few mm's of line off your spool to slow it down or have an extra reel ready in the tacklebox. simplify your casting style- if the wind is really strong a swinging lead can get blown about to much. shorten the drop from tip to lead.

Mon Nov 19, 2007 9:57 pm

use your thumb and keep the cast low and flat this way the line wont catch the wind as much , some times a fixed spool setup can make life so much easier but that would be admitting defeat and not many multiplier addicts will do that (me included :lol: )