Casting your fly into waves

Danish inshore fishing

By Martin Joergensen

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Cool, clear water
Fishing for garfish in that large ocean

I fish in the ocean
Yes, I actually do cast my flies into the waves! And it's great too, even though I prefer them to be small waves.
I almost always fish from the shore, which means wading in knee deep to waist deep water. This kind of fishing in the sea is special, mostly in a mental way, but also technically.

The ocean is chaos...
Mentally you have to overcome the thought of the ocean as a big, chaotic mass of water. It is of course, but as any kind of water it has it's order in the chaos. It can be overviewed and read like a stream and 'lies', 'feeding lanes', 'shelters' etc. can be found just like in any other kind of water.

...but it's ordered
It can seem harder to find and see these things in the ocean. It sure is big, and waves or not, the surface is quite colossal. But what you can do is use a set of three simple rules.

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