Derbyshire-based Don Stazicker is a highly experienced trout fisherman, fly-tyer and instructor. He is widely travelled and has guided extensively in the USA. He also makes fly-fishing videos ([email protected]) and is the river conservancy officer for Cressbrook and Litton Flyfishers.
Move the rod butt directly away from the fish. After the strike, arms are as far apart as possible. Rotate shoulders. Pull hard with the line hand at 1800 to the movement of the rod butt, gripping line as you do so.