Video: How To Make a Raised, Cross-Body Reach Cast

When you find a trout holding tight to the same bank you’re on, the presentation can be difficult. Of course, you could head downstream, cross, and approach the fish from the opposite bank, but this is not always possible or necessary. Here, Dave from Jensen Fly Fishing demonstrates how to employ the reach cast–normally used for casting across currents–to position your line on the water in such a way that you can get a good dead drift. This can be especially useful if there are obstacles between you and the trout

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