When fly fishing water with conflicting currents, we must “mend” our line to get the best possible drift. Achieving the often mythical “drag-free” drift isn’t always possible, but we can usuall extend the life of a fly’s drift over productive water by mending.
Above, Russ Miller from Fishpond walks us through the mending process—both by mending in the air during his cast, and by mending on the water. It’s not as tough as you might think to mend via either fashion, and mastering good mending practices will improve your catch rate and make you a better angler.
— Chris Hunt