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The Swing Is The Thing (7 of 11)

Video Transcript:

How your fly is presented to the fish is critical. In fact, it's more important than the exact pattern that you choose. The fly has to swing in the current at the right speed and depth in order to trigger a fish into striking. You know, it's all too easy to get hung up on fly patterns and your casting when you're fishing salmon or steelhead. Those are fun things. But it's far more important to worry about your fly swing speed and the depth at which your fly is swinging. The fly has to be off the bottom but fairly close to the bottom, and it has to be swinging at a kind of slow walk kind of swing, so pay attention to those things when you're fishing for salmon and steelhead.