Classic 3/4 Upstream

  1. Cast is made 3/4 upstream by a straight cast or a reach cast.
  2. Mends are appropriately made to extend the drift so that the line/leader does not float at a different rate than the fly.

    A. Upstream mending generally slows the fly’s drift.

    B. Downstream mending generally speeds the fly’s drift.

  3. Ideal target position is directly or slightly downstream from the angler’s position.
  4. Line is released to extend float to the 3/4 downstream position.
  5. Fly is fished under tension as it swings in an arc directly downstream from the angler.
  6. Fly/line/leader is picked up and recast.

Classic 34 Upstream

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