Fishing Tip: maintain a consistent distance

old-caster.jpgTo efficiently work a shoreline from a kayak or skiff, establish a distance close enough that you can control the placement of the fly every time, but far enough that you can comfortably shoot line without feeling cramped. Try to maintain that same distance as you move along. You’ll use the same amount of line on each cast, which will limit loose line and tangles; you’ll develop a rhythm conducive to accurate presentations; and your casts will consistently fall within the strike zone. And don’t forget to work the water along the shoreline from a distance before moving in closer.

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