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Working The Rising Engagement

Working The Rising Engagement

By: Frank Day

When swinging flies most anglers are focused on the down and across presentation and are fishing more of the mid to latter portion of their swing. This may simply be because the steelhead that are classically being targeted by these swung fly anglers are notorious for taking in the latter half of the swing more on the inside. Whether this is due to the fact that the fly is easiest for the average angler to control in the softer flows of the edges or it maximizes its depth and convenience to be eaten is anybody’s guess. Today we will discuss fishing the first half of the swing and working the dead drift into a rising engagement through mid river traveling lanes...

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