Drag-free Dry Fly Presentation

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Masterclass On Line-mending Casts

Don’t  worry too much about distance, says Howard Croston, a master of the art of fly fishing and a member of the England team.

He suggests that most fish are taken between two and three rod lengths from the angler, so aim for good technique rather than focus too much on distance.

In this video he demonstrates some slack line and line-mending techniques you can use to ensure a drag-free drift – something that is particularly important when presenting dry flies to wary trout.

He shows a left or right aerial mend, followed by a technique that combines them.


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