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Default Re: How to fish a dry fly (beginner's question)

YouTube - Fly Fishing Lessons - Part 29

Here's another from the same series. You'll see the anglers stripping line in,
but that is being done only to remove the slack line from between
the rod and fly. This is done so that you don't have 10 feet of slack when a
fish strikes: you won't be able to set the hook with all that slack line out. You don't
want to strip too fast, as that will make the dry fly skate across the water.
Skating a fly across the water is used as a technique occassionally, but
dries are allowed to drift at the same speed as the current, for the most
part.
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