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The Downstream Water Load
Wed 1st June, 2016


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THE DOWNSTREAM WATER LOAD The heavy showers and gusty winds of the last couple of days have put some anglers off. We'd all prefer to fly fish on calm, still days. But that isn't always the case and we sometimes have to cast in a tricky downstream wind when we're upstream nymphing on the Tongariro. Even if you swop to short line methods like Czech nymphing, a stiff downstream breeze can put so much bow in the leader you're unable to stay in touch with the nymphs and detect the takes. But when it's like this and you're fishing the indicator, downstream water loading can be invaluable. As with an ...
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