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HI,

I am just a beginner fly fisher and I and finding that I get a lot of wind knots.....

every time I check my leader there are always knots in it,

any tips on how to cast without knotting the leader?

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Two common causes of wind knots are dropping the rod tip too low on the back cast and failing to smoothly accelerate the rod through on the cast. Watch your back cast and don't let your rod drop below 1 o'clock. Once the back cast is straightened apply the forecast, steadily accelerating it to a quick (but not snappy sharp) stop. This should help eliminate the majority of your wind knots.
 

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How about your knots themselves? ie: Fly line to leader, leader to tippet. I find if mine are too "chunky",(not tied tight enough or just not tied properly) or if I have excessive tag ends they get caught up with my line and create a mess of problems.
 
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