If you’re fly fishing with hoppers, ants or beetles you’ll want to know about the terrestrial drop.
Although this goes against what most fly anglers are taught, the terrestrial drop is something everyone needs to know to preform properly.
To perform the terrestrial drop, you’ll need to find a bank that’s covered in grass and land your fly just two feet from the edge of the water. Then allow the current to gently pull your line tight. You may need to strip the line a bit to get it into the water.
Either way, the ultimate goal is to make the hopper or beetle gently and naturally land in the water less than a foot from the bank. With any luck, you can now perform this technique and land a big fish of your own.