well...it was really windy today, I had my pole in a holder on the bank. This dude said I should point my pole tip down toward the water so I can feel the cats nippin, my pole was upright and my line was tight, the wind would whip it around a little. I did try holding my pole tip down toward the water and I could feel the tugs better. But what is the proper way to hold the pole? :confused2: "i don't know the speed of the wind that day...but it was a bad hair day for anyone"