A lot of times in flyfishing we end up waded decently deep and the chance a fish could be behind us arises. Instead of just sacrificing those ones it’s good to cast and swing both directions where possible. Called herringboneing, this presentation can completely change the way you approach water and add another arrow to your quiver. It’s also supremely efficient standing below an island and fishing both channels.
A few advantages of herringbone’n
- Cover a lot of water quickly
- Cover more water
- Able to keep casts short
- Allows you to fish 2 lies effectively in a single pass
- Allows additional depth by narrowly focussing on a particular spot
- Control speed of drift well