Fish A Dry Fly Downstream

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This week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip shows how to achieve a drag free drift while fishing a dry fly downstream. The downstream dry fly is an excellent technique when targeting a specific fish in a river, as it allows the angler to stand upstream of the fish - ensuring the first thing to reach the fish is the fly, not the fly line or leader and, therefore reduce the chance of spooking it.

RIO's Fly Fishing Tips series are short, less-than-a-minute videos, each bought to you by a RIO employee or ambassador and showing a single fly fishing tip to help you become a better fly fisher. The series includes freshwater, saltwater and Spey topics, and a mix of casting, fishing and gear tips - some basic, some technical, and everything in between.

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