The Importance Of Giving Slack When Mending

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This week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip shows the importance of giving slack when throwing a mend in your line while fly fishing in a river. Without giving slack a mend will result in pulling the fly away from the place it landed, resulting in an inaccurate cast and a poor drift.

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