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Dry Fly, Swung

Cast your dry fly across the river and slightly downstream, then let the current "swing" the fly until hanging directly downstream. Take a couple of steps downstream between casts to cover all of the water where fish could be holding. The best dry flies for this style of presentation are bouyant enough to skate along the surface throughout the swing. Adding a "riffle hitch" to the head of the fly will help keep it riding on the surface. A riffle-hitch is simply a half-hitch that is secured around the head of the fly, usually about 1/4 inch behind the eye of the hook.

Credit: Our thanks to Frank Amato Publications for the use of this material from Oregon River Maps & Fishing Guide.

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