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Old 01-03-2008, 10:10 PM
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Default Re: Dry presentation

im assuming you were watching someone fishing up stream and stripping line to keep your line tight so if he did get a take---that he will be tight enough to actually hook the fish---

keeping as much line off the water will help in a float with the least drag----

on the au sable in michigan---i did all my dryfly downstream or across---your floats will be shorter before the drag takes over and moves your fly sideways but if you have pinpointed the position of the fish and timed his rises---then deliver one over his position when hes ready for the next take

sometimes feeding line to the drag will give you a second or 2 more float on the fly----after the fish takes its up to you to hook up with all the slack downstream

in an even flow---you can get long floats on a downstream presentation---a mend now and again will extend the fishable float when prospecting
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