What to do when you hook the fish

Trout & Salmon (UK) - - KNOW HOW -

When the trout takes your fly, tighten into the fish rather than strik­ing vig­or­ously. A con­ven­tional up­ward strike will usu­ally re­sult in a tan­gle. Strike par­al­lel to the wa­ter sur­face and keep the rod low to ap­ply side strain. Don’t be afraid to put the rod tip un­der­wa­ter to sub­merge the line and prevent it tan­gling with trail­ing branches. Know the lim­its of your tackle: use a strong tip­pet with a stout hook and put as much pres­sure on the fish as you can to get it out into open wa­ter.

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