FAST FLIES

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - READING RIVERS -

4 Over the years I’ve no­ticed that sal­mon re­spond far bet­ter to a fly fished quickly. Many times, I have ob­served the path of a fly from a higher po­si­tion and while my part­ner has thought he's fish­ing a fast fly, it has drifted slowly and unattrac­tively. I’ve thought: if I were a sal­mon I wouldn’t take that. So, for­get your old habits and fish a faster fly. Mend down­stream and strip the line dur­ing the drift. Even in spring, when the old rule was “deep and slow”, I now fish “deep and fast”.

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