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Old 03-24-2011, 02:43 PM
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Default Re: Upstream or down

Most authorities whose books I've read tell you to fish upstream. And at least from my little experience (I've only been flyfishing for about 2 years), I can tell you casting downstream presents all kinds of challenges, particularly with drag. And if you can get enough slack in the line to get a decent drift, setting the hook becomes a problem.

So, if possible, I hike downstream and fish upstream. Now I only fish downstream under very specific circumstances.
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