Dry Flies on a Short Line
Arkansas guide John Berry discovered that the same techniques used for drag-free nymph presentations are surprisingly effective for fishing dry flies of all sizes. “You make an effective presentation by just flicking the fly up stream for a soft landing. Since there is nothing touching the water except the fly it is easy to achieve a perfect drag-free drift. With this method, you can easily deal with complex currents. The shorter line enhances line control because you can easily set the hook at any part of the drift since there is no slack in the line.” In the Baxter Bulletin.