Do you like to “huck mega” as soon as you get out on the water with your two-hander? Then you may be missing your best chance at a fish according to guide Stuart Warren of Ashland Fly Shop. In this great video, he explains the value of starting short . . . very short, especially when the run you are fishing isn’t very long. This is great advice for all fly fishers, not just Spey-casters.
3 thoughts on “Video Pro Tips: How to Fish a Short Run with a Long Rod”
Could you explain what you when you say the “fly is fishing”? You specifically said that a dead drift meant the fly was not fishing. What is it the the fly should be doing?
Nice video and demonstration, enjoyed it!
I think he means that the fly is not in the strike zone, swimming in a way that would draw a strike. Perhaps it is still sinking, swimming too fast or too high, or dead-drifting.
You guys should tell us not only the name of water you are on but where. There usually are multiple bodies of water around the country with the same name.