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Old 12-12-2006, 10:39 AM
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Thanks for the positive feedback guys. Hopefully a few have read this and gained some insight that will help on a future trip.

As pointed out by Juro's post I think there are just too many situations to discuss each one individually. I think the one key point here is that the angler must take the movement of the boat into account when selecting a retrieve. In an extreme example I could cast up drift and pay out line, then cast down drift and strip like a mad man and yet the fly would behave the same in each situation. If you are thinking about that as you fish I think you are ahead of the game.

Drift technique is a another whole topic in my opinion. There are just as many numerous ways to skin that cat. Maybe we should outline some topics for a monthly review and address each one separately. I will try to put something together on that front.

Sean
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