Fishing The Controlled Drag Method

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This week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip shows a really cool fly fishing technique that gets your fly under the lowest of overhanging branches, or even undercut banks. This technique, called "Controlled Drag" is only possible when fly fishing downstream in a river.

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