3 - KNOW WHAT YOU ARE FISHING OVER – FEEL THE LEAD DOWN
Knowing what you are fishing over is vital, and one very good reason for hitting the clip!
Casts into the unknown are often a recipe for disaster. It could be really shallow/deep or there could be weed, snags or any manner of problems below the surface.
If you don’t feel your lead down you won’t find out until it’s too late.
Within a couple of casts feeling the lead down you can establish the depth, type of bottom and weed situation, and that will help with rigs and presentation.
It’s an absolute must in my mind.
Leading around tells you a lot.