A. Reach cast is made 3/4 upstream.
- Cast is made deliberately too long.
B. Raise the rod upward to pull the fly into lane.
- Once fly is in position, drop the rod downward. This allows slack line to extend the float across the desired feeding lane.
- When raising the rod upwards, do so in an upstream motion because this mends the line for a longer, drag-free float.
C. Mend line to prolong the drift.
- Upstream mends generally slow the fly’s drift.
- Downstream mends generally speed the fly’s drift.
D. Raise rod upwards to reposition the fly into Lane 2.
- Repeat B1, B2 and C.
E. Fish fly under tension as it swings downstream to E.
F. Pick up and recast.
Note: As rod is pulled upwards it is also extended upstream to reposition the line belly upstream. (This acts like a reach cast by precisely repositioning the fly and mending the line upstream.)
Advantages of Young’s Presentation
- It is an easy presentation to accurately position the fly into the desired feeding lane.
- It allows the angler to fish multiple feeding lanes in a single cast.
- It readily provides a long drag free drift precisely where you want it.
- It is an exceptional method for sight fishing to rising fish.
- An accurate cast is not needed. Only a cast made too far is used.