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Despite our best efforts, even with a weighted fly, and weight on the leader, the fly may not get deep enough, or may not drift in a realistic manner. So, we have to combine some presentation techniques and perhaps add more weight to the leader. Let's discuss presentation first. One way is to cast straight upstream, so that your fly and weight and indicator are all in the same current lane. But, that's a lot of work, you have to gather line quickly and you risk putting your fly line right on top of the fish. It's best for short casts. When fishing across the current you can also mend line, sometimes frequently throughout a drift. But, mending often moves the fly too much, and it's better to get that upstream loop of line before the fly hits the water with a reach cast. Keep trying different approaches until you find something that works.