3 easy ways to get your fly down deeper (where the big ones are!)

Advertisement

#3 SINKING LINES

The most efficient and consistent way to fish deep is with a sinking or sink-tip line, although river anglers tend to underuse this tactic. Casting a sinking line is much less awkward than hurling a load of splitshot, since you can still use your natural casting motion. The problem, of course, is that when you’ve got a sinking line on, you’re stuck with it. Otherwise, changing lines during the day means you have to lug around a spare reel or spool, then take time to rerig. But if you know you’re going to be fishing deep all day, a sinking line is the way to go. Or, if you have the luxury of fishing from a boat, you can have both sinking and floating outfits rigged and at the ready. (Find out more about sinking fly lines at

Advertisement