Watch the wind for whip fish­ing

Angling Times (UK) - - TIPS & TACTICS -

WHAT are ideal con­di­tions for fish­ing a long whip to hand on rivers? Ollie Ashby, Blythe WHEN fish­ing up to 7m of whip to hand there will be a lot of line be­tween the float and tip. If the wind is com­ing from the wrong di­rec­tion it can drag the float off line, re­gard­less of how heavy it is – so there will be con­di­tions when the whip sim­ply won’t work.

The ideal wind to fish long in should be blow­ing over your shoul­der or slightly up­stream – in nei­ther case will it drag the line in the wrong di­rec­tion. A back wind makes flick­ing the rig out much eas­ier, while an up­stream blow will ac­tu­ally hold the line back against the flow, keep­ing the float on line.

Check the wind when fish­ing a whip to hand.

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