Plumbing the Depths

Ken Allen recounts a lesson on how to prospect for deep trout from a canoe with sinking lines and long casts. “When casting, I like more fly line (and maybe backing) coiled on the floor or in a stripping basket than I can throw. After each cast, I feed out loose line — say 20 feet — so the fly sinks in an L-shape with the tip of my rod being the top of the L.” On

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