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Hey y'all, this is the first SOD that I posted on my Facebook page for 2fly guide service and I thought I'd share it here. I will blog more of these later. If you want to see some of the others I've already posted on 2fly guide service FB page, please feel free to stop by and maybe provide a like if you find the info worthwhile.

This is an important skill that sometimes gets overlooked by the new flyfisherman. They will work on mastering their cast to get the fly out to the fish, but then miss catching fish by having too much slack or drag in their line. It's important to know and practice controlling the line while presenting your flies to the fish. Work on recovering slack from your line without disturbing your presentation. Learn how to upstream or downstream mend without disturbing your presentation. Casting is a very important skill to master and by all means practice, practice, practice, but I can take a beginner caster who can manage his line and put more fish in the net than a great caster who can't manage his line. When new to the sport, don't get caught up in catch numbers in the beginning, work on line management and control of presentation. This will pay off for you big down the road. Practice your casting in the yard. Practice different casting angles, overhead, 3/4, and sidearm. Get a guided trip early in your flyfishing experience. If they are truly good guides, they will mentor you on these skills while on the water. Good luck in your flyfishing endeavors and we will see you all on the Reever!
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Skill of the Day: Drift Control

Posted 10-18-13 at 07:25 PM by 2fly
Skill of the Day: Drift control. We talked about line management on our previous SOD post and this is a continuation of that concept. With proper line management you have better drift control. Drift control in most cases refers to ensuring that your flies drift naturally in the current. To do this, you must maintain control of your line to prevent the current from pulling or dragging your fly presentation. If you are using a strike indicator or a dry fly, then this can be the difference in your catch rate. Proper line mending at the right time will set you up for success. Also, you can keep your rod higher to lift the line off the water and follow your flies with your rod. Now, if you are tight line nymphing, it is all about keeping up with your drift and maintaining just a slight bit of slack during the drift. These techniques are often referred to as dead drifting, in other words, you are presenting the flies without any additional movements. There are times when you want to induce movement into your drifts and those are more advanced techniques that we will discuss later. So remember, master line management which will aid you with drift control. Hope to see you all on the Reever!
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