How To Fly Fish In An Overgrown River

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In this episode of RIO's "How To Fly Fish" series, Chris Walker explains how to fly fish in a river that is overgrown and has numerous obstacles that prevent a regular overhead cast.

Chris's tips include the side cast for getting a fly underneath an overhanging tree, the roll cast for when obstructions are tight against the back, a bow & arrow cast for when even the roll and side cast cannot work, and finally finishes with a really neat technique called "Controlled Drag", which gets the fly into places no cast ever can.

Clearly explained in Chris's easy-going, simple-to-understand style, this is a great film for anyone who arrives at a river and finds out it is a little harder to fish than expected.

RIO's "How To Fly Fish" videos are a series of short films that explain all you need to know to learn a particular way to fish or cast. Where applicable, each film talks through the gear that you need, shows how to rig the gear, how to read the water, and how to fish that particular technique. These educational films are packed with information and top tips designed to improve the knowledge and skill level of all fly fishers. Each one is bought to you by a RIO employee or a RIO brand ambassador.