Here in New Zealand we get a lot of wind, the price we pay for being a couple of small islands in a very big ocean. It is very easy to get discouraged by trying to cast effectively in a half-gale but you could really cut down your fishing time if you let the wind get in the way. Help is at hand.
Chris Dore a leading NZ South Island guide has a very good and thorough article on casting in strong winds.
And when Chris talks about strong winds…
Notice the wind on the water and on the landing net. (Photo copyright Chris Dore)