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We always hear about the importance of drag free drifts so I thought it would be great to create a resource listing techniques for achieving a drag free drift.

I've setup a community wiki for this as I already have some techniques for doing this it would be great if others could add to the wiki answer

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Mending

  • Upstream mend
  • Downstream mend
  • Stack mend

Presentation Casts

  • Reach cast
  • Don't turn the leader over fully
  • Tuck cast
  • Puddle cast
  • Snake cast

Gear

Tight line nymphing can also be a great technique for reducing drag when casting across different current speeds

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