The Right Amount Of Overhang

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In this week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip Chris Walker shows how important it is to cast with the right amount of "overhang" when fishing a Weight Forward line. Too little overhang means there is too much fat line inside the rod, reducing how far you cast, while too much overhang means the cast will be almost impossible to control. Having the right amount of overhang will give you the best result and longest casts.

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