Originally Posted by flyguy66
dave whitlock taught me this 1, so i don't want to take credit:
it's sort of hard to explain without demonstrating though. say you're casting against a bank or up to a bush or tree that is emerging from or overhanging the water and you overshoot a bit and your fly hangs a limb, but the line doesn't wrap around it a bunch of times...it's pretty much just dangling there. this happens quite a bit actually...especially when casting poppers, dries, hoppers, etc. near the bank.
do not yank! relax, and retrieve the fly line as slowly as possible until the fly simply scoots over the limb and plops into the water below. it works about 9 out of 10 times. oh...and be ready for a strike. it's a very realistic presentation when imitating terrestrials!
Thanks!That's a very good one indeed people are afraid to use but which is deadly
.I'll simply advise if you want to try it,to sart by landing your fly on rocks(or hit them with it) before you try on bushes or branches and use a thick palmer which is less likely to be stuck than any other fly.