Stream side strategies: Three ways of improving your fly line control

Stream side strategies: three ways of improving your fly line control - Norman Crisp AKA The Wiz gives you sound advice

Line control is much more than mending

By Norm Crisp  Illustrations by Benjamin Waedeled.

Click to go to first tip: avoid the stray handIf someone says line control to the majority of fly fisherman the very first thing they think of is mending their line to get a perfect drift.

We spend a great deal of time and effort in search of a drag free drift. What good does that drift do if poor line control keeps us from setting the hook or landing a fish? I see more fish lost because of a line control problem than because of a "break off".

Here are some common line control problems and their solutions.

Tip no. 1: Avoid the stray hand

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