Fly Line Management in Flowing Rivers

here’s another fantastic article by Jim Williams via this month’s Eat, Sleep, Fish issue 12

ESF no. 12

What is good line management?… in part it refers to your control of the fly line during and after the retrieve.

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What part of the line am I actually trying to manage?… in this case and having deployed my cast at what ever distance & upstream angle, it is the trailing fly line that will occur from the retrieve as I pick up slack as presented to me by the moving current. 

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apart from they’re always being brilliant examples of a well thought out process, what i like best in sharing Jim’s articles is that there’s absolutely nothing for me to add !
(except for, click either pic to access the full article and view the great explanatory videos Master Jim made up for us this month !)
enjoy !