Just returned from 8 days on the Olympic Peninsula Rivers. Not many Steelhead around because of months of low water. Ran into a couple of Spey casters and one fellow was having a hard time getting any distance. He was very frustrated and asked if I had any suggestions. From observing his casting for awhile, I knew what the problem was. Like many of us, he was not aiming high enough, consequently his fly hit the water before it could complete it’s maximum trajectory. I suggested that he aim for the tree tops. In short order, he was casting 20 to 40 feet further than before. Last I saw of him he was smiling with every cast.


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