Classic 3/4 Upstream
- Cast is made 3/4 upstream by a straight cast or a reach cast.
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.
- Ideal target position is directly or slightly downstream from the angler’s position.
- Line is released to extend float to the 3/4 downstream position.
- Fly is fished under tension as it swings in an arc directly downstream from the angler.
- Fly/line/leader is picked up and recast.
Fly Fishing - The Lifetime Sport
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