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Downstream Presentations (6 of 14)

Video Transcript:

Downstream is when you cast in the same direction the current is moving, and the line goes tight immediately. You don't use a direct downstream cast very often, but when you do, it's often important to throw some slack into your presentation, and even reach as the fly drifts down in the current. There are many ways to manipulate your line in the current to get a fish to take your fly. Sometimes, you need a full combination of the right casting angle plus multiple mends in the same drift. No matter what kind of fly fishing you do, always experiment with different presentations before changing flies. What kind of presentation will the fish prefer today? That's something only trial and error, experience, or the advice of a good guide can tell you. There are no magic bullets, but when you crack the code, it's a wonderful feeling.