Wet Fly Swing

The wet fly swing is used to present the fly in large riffles. Whenever the lie of a fish is uncertain, the wet fly swing system is helpful in discovering secluded fish. Nearly all of a riffle can be covered by adding a step-down between casts. It is a productive manner to fish both attractor and baitfish flies; furthermore, it's a favored steelhead method. The fly's swing conveys a lifelike appearance to its materials. With the wet fly swing both the surface and the depths of a run can be covered. A floating line is chosen to cover the surface while a sinking tip line is engaged to fish the bottom. The wet fly swing is performed as follows:

  1. The cast is made slightly quartering downstream.
  2. The line is mended as necessary to either slow or speedup the fly's drift. The mend's direction relies upon the current's mixed velocities in relation to the fly and line.
  3. As the fly swings through its arc, track the fly's movement with the rod tip.

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Through coverage

  1. When the fly's swing ceases at the hang-down position, jig the fly and pause it to excite a strike from a following fish.
  2. Step downstream a predetermined distance then recast the fly for the next presentation. This step-down provides the thorough coverage of the wet fly swing.

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