The dreaded wind knot - a problem every fly angler encounters. Despite the name, these knots are rarely caused by actual wind, but by a casting error.
In this video Simon demonstrates how wind knots are created, and shows the importance of a smooth forward casting stroke for eliminating the bane of wind knots from your day on the water.
RIO's Fly Fishing Tips series are short, less-than-a-minute videos, each bought to you by a RIO employee or ambassador and showing a single fly fishing tip to help you become a better fly fisher. The series includes freshwater, saltwater and Spey topics, and a mix of casting, fishing and gear tips - some basic, some technical, and everything in between.
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