February 12, 2012
By Lance Egan
This short video shows how adjusting the angle of your approach can improve the drift of your offering. Â At the beginning of the video I'm near the center of the river and I've spotted a couple of Trout sipping midges on the left bank (looking upstream). Â Rather than cast from the spot where I first spotted the Trout I opt to wade to the left bank, stay low and use the slow current on the edge of the river to my advantage. Â If I were to cast from mid-river my fly line would land in the fastest current which would quickly create drag. Â By laying the fly line down in water as slow as the water in which the fish are feeding my presentation is improved and after a few casts the fish takes my dry.
This is simple, but we often overlook the little details that improve presentation and catch fish. Â Be mobile and use every advantage the river gives you.
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