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Touch legering

TOUCHY FEELY 
One of the best ways of presenting big meat baits is to free line them. This works well down the margins when stalking stillwater fish, but is even more popular when targeting big river chub and barbel. In flowing water it pays to work the bait through the swim and the best way to gauge bites is by touch legering. By holding the line just above the reel you can feel the slightest indications.