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Tim Rawlins

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What are the most common mistake fishermen make when swinging flys for steelhead?


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Wading too deep. I see lots of guys wading where they should be fishing.
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Casting too far.
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Changing flies to often. I believe one should pick a fly one likes and fish it with confidence for a good long while.
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Not letting the fly dangle long enough.
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Casting too far.


What's wrong with casting too far you Heathen :-D
Casting far is not a sin if the proper angles are used

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I agree with longer casts being better, a shallow angle (smaller) is more efficient and obtains a longer drag free drift.  This is swimming the fly down the seam,,, not necessarily swinging across the holding area.

It also helps the fly swim deeper in the water column.

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Always mending up river. Also agree with Mike and Troys posts.



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Focusing solely on casting. Always always, its presentation that counts. 
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fishing by rote - doing the same thing every time without thinking what you are doing or what the particular reach or run is telling you
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Focusing solely on casting. Always always, its presentation that counts. 


Would you not say that the proper cast sets up the proper presentation?

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For some, yes but not for everyone ( or even the majority) methinks.
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body moving too slow, fly moving too fast


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A lot of what has been said resonates, but Troy and Wayne stood out.
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Not taking enough beer for my self, and fishing buddies! For after fishing only![smile]
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