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Old 05-13-2008, 01:18 AM
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Default Re: How to fish a dry fly (beginner's question)

Originally Posted by jbu311 View Post
Hi all,

I'm new to fly fishing. After I've cast a dry fly, am I supposed to just let it float downstream without reeling in, except for maybe twitching the fly? Is there ever a case where I'd want to reel it in?

How about nymphs and streamers? Do I reel those in? If so, what type of retrieve?

Thanks in advance,
Let it float downstream, also do a mend (flip line away from where water will make your fly drag unnaturally without moving your fly. mend it in mirror image of where drag will take your line. You can also cast a in the air mend so if water is going to drag your line in one direction, your line will have a loop in the mirror image.
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