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  • #7431

    The_bat_fly
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    I have noticed people fishing with lures, and they seem to cast as far as they can. But people using flies only cast maybe 30 feet. Why?

    Is there a secret to this style? Or are youtargeting fish instead of casting out hoping for a bite?

    #7433

    Grsdlnr
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    IMO #1 reason for shorter casts is line control. Fishing dries (and dead drift nymphing) you need to have control of the line on the water so your imitation looks as natural as possible. Most (not all) real bugs pretty much drift with the current. Whether you’re targeting a specific riser or casting to likely looking holding spots if your fly is dragging you probably won’t get a lot of attention from trout.

    Where a dead drift isn’t important (lake fishing, fishing for steelhead or salmon, etc) the ability to cast a long line is an advantage.

    #7435

    The_bat_fly
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    Ok that makes scene but what about the multiple speed channels have any advice on those?

    #7436

    Creek
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    Longer rod, so you can lift as much line off the water as possible. Mending just won’t work if the flow is fast over multiple lanes.

    #7463

    The_bat_fly
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    Ok that helps to make more sense of thing. Thanks

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