Make a cast out into the river. If no fish take, let the line drift straight downstream. Give it a few extra seconds for the leader to straighten out. Then, just let it dangle. There's a mixed reaction to the dangle in the fly fishing world, some say it's bull, and some say it works like magic. I'm split, but I still try it now and then. Something about the mix of slack line, side-to-side twitching, and the occasional flourish of a cross-current taking the leader––it just works. Plus, it's just fun to say. Say it with me: "It's all about the dangle!" Get out there when it's safe to do so and let your line be taken by the current. Catch a fish on the dangle and you'll become legend.
Sleeping in is a waste of daylight. Do what you love––go fishing.
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