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Wednesday, November 28, 2018

FRANKISMS #2


A cast laid…is a cast made

This Frankism is more appropriate when dryfly/emerger fishing to a steadily, surface/in-the-film, feeding trout. So please quit slapping the water or immediately pick-up an errant cast.

Before making your presentation, when casting upstream, calibrate the correct distance…AWAY from the targeted fish. Then, make the cast. Your first, good cast affords you the highest percentage of a take. AVOID "lining" the trout with the fly line; leader only, ideally off to one-side of the trout's window (aka cone of vision)*...Unless you are a proficient curve or hook caster.

Measuring the cast also applies while casting downstream. When making a "fly-first" presentation REMEMBER to strip enough line off the reel and lay at your feet so the you can effectively present the fly via "bump-feeding"...past the targeted feeder if there is no take on the first drift.

When casting from the side, do a reach cast, it will extend your drift and minimize your mending.

*The window's circumference is relative to the depth of the water; the shallower the water the smaller the window...the deeper the water the larger the window.
Let'em Breath!







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