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3. Why dead drift is usually dead right. (3 of 21)

Why striving to achieve a dead drift, in other words letting your fly drift with the current as if it were unattached, is the most important part of nymph fishing.

Video Transcript:

Most of the insects and crustaceans trout eat are weak swimmers and they don't swim against the current or swim across current lanes. They drift with the current at the same speed as bubbles and debris. And it's a trouts job to sort out the food from the junk. And it's our job to make sure our nymphs drift in the same way because although it's difficult for us to perceive a nymph that is not drifting naturally from our perspective, trout do this all day long, all their lives and the slightest hint of suspicious activity alerts them that what is drifting by is not food.