Wind Effect On Casting

I have been fishing off Coogee jetty quite a lot in the evenings and the wind has been quite strong. This has resulted in the line going out 90 degrees to my side (with the sinker being cast out in front of me) when I cast. The other fishers I've seen there casting out have had their line go straight out in front following their sinkers perfectly in the same conditions (still spinning reels, not baitcasters). I have tried Sealine 12lb line, Pre-test 4kg, Penn Mariner 20lb line, Gillies 8lb line and an old 10kg polyamide line and all have had the same problem. All those lines are mono, would braid help? What can I do please to help my line cast better in strongish winds.?

 

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 Braid will help a bit as it

Tue, 2017-10-10 22:36

 Braid will help a bit as it is thinner , but it can get wind knots if its not wound onto the spool with a bit of pressure each cast (sinker weight might be fine depending on size). The main advantage to the brsid will be close to 0 stretch so youll fell bites much better ... all i can suggest is go to kmart and get a cheap spool of 150m of 15lb braid and give it a shot. I think youll love the result but use a cheap braid first in case you hate it 

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Thanks Feral. I didn't want

Wed, 2017-10-11 08:42

Thanks Feral. I didn't want to go out and buy a roll of braid for it to make no difference at all. Can braid be used for fishing with sinkers and bait (such as a leader with a hook coming off it and a triangle sinker on the bottom) or only really with lures?

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You'd be better off tying a

Wed, 2017-10-11 09:53

You'd be better off tying a length of mono leader onto the end of your braid and attaching the terminal tackle to that mono. With lures you also ideally want a short leader too.

 

With braid quality, i'd go for a mid-range braid that still isnt too expensive rather than testing out the crap stuff which has a higher chance of being faulty and giving you a bad experience putting you off braid for good. Something like j-braid would be ideal, can get it pretty cheap online

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 it's perfectly acceptable

Wed, 2017-10-11 10:01

 it's perfectly acceptable for use with a bait rig mate..  A short leader tied with a FG knot is ideal but you can connect the braid to a swivel (just use a locked blood knot with double the amount of wraps) to see if you like it. 

There is nothing wrong with the cheap Jarvis walker braid mate..  If anything it's thicker and stronger than its rating and that's better for what your doing anyway,  kmart will have it for $20 so don't get sucked into a $100 spool of braid till your happy with how it works for you. Try it out and enjoy your fishing more :)

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agree with hutch

Wed, 2017-10-11 09:59

 if you want to fish comfortably and not have wind problems go with a j braid or even sunline braid is good get a decent rod and reel combo around $250 and get out there what i learned when i started fishing was buy the time you go through 6 $100 reels and have them breaking or seizing up every month you go buy 1 $600 reel which will last you a life time it all depend on how much you go fishing but for a start defently go braid and make sure your weights you are casting are not to heavy for the rod you are using .

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Thanks for the tips guys. I

Wed, 2017-10-11 15:17

Thanks for the tips guys. I went out to buy some midrange braid and came back with midrange braid, and a new surf rod and new baitcaster rod. I'm really bad at this shopping thing. Already have flurocarbon leader on all my rigs. Uni study tonight has turned into trying out my new rods and gear.