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How To Retrieve The Fly (13 of 21)

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You get the fly close to the fish, your next decision is how to retrieve it. Some fish will rush right over and grab the fly when it lands, which makes your job simple. But most times, that doesn't happen. Where you present the fly and how you retrieve it, is usually much more important than the fly pattern that you have on.

So, you need to experiment with retrieves. Sometimes a little bit of slow, steady bump, bump, bump; sometimes a very slow retrieve, sometimes a very fast aggressive strip works better; you never know what's going to work, so you have to keep experimenting until you crack the code.