Fly Fishing Techniques
Casting Heavy Flies
IF YOU throw tight, fast loops with a lot of weight at the end of the line, the results are shocking...literally. At the end of every forward- and backcast the heavy fly acts like a running dog hitting the end of its leash, bouncing backward. This sends shock waves down the line to the rod and screws everything up.Read more...
Using a Sweep Set
THE SWEEP SET uses the water tension on the line to apply pressure. You’re counting on the tension along the line to transfer energy down to the fly. Think about how the current pushing on your line makes your fly swing at the end of a drift. It’s the same principle at work in the sweep set.Read more...
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