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Re: bye bye trout

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give the fish a second or 2 to turn their head and try to go downstream which is natural for a hooked fish , after u play them keep the rod tip up and get em on the reel instead of striping em in , keep more constant pressure on the fish for a beginner

Posted on: 2010/6/9 18:53


Re: bye bye trout

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if it's a "short strike" you're better off not catching that fish and having it spook the pig you want. A bigger fish rarley misses or short strikes...having said that, I do believe some fish may try to injure the fly or just poke at it and it may seem like a strike...these fish are professional eaters so if they want it they'll get it.....i have to strip strike more.

jeff

Posted on: 2010/6/9 21:39


Re: bye bye trout

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Don't feel bad. I missed 30-40 fish today and landed 5. Granted, my streamer weighed more than half the fish that attempted to eat it...

Posted on: 2010/6/9 22:26


Re: bye bye trout

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its hard not to feel like a failure, i guess i have to reconditioned my fishing mind to one of sport and catch/release. slowly but surely i'm coming around, and like it too.

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Don't feel bad. I missed 30-40 fish today and landed 5. Granted, my streamer weighed more than half the fish that attempted to eat it...

Posted on: 2010/6/15 9:02


Re: bye bye trout

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gfig,

I feel your pain. I think this has been my worst year of fishing... ever. My buddy Josh and jdaddy from here will verify that I'm probably landing 1 for every 12-15 I hook. I have no idea what's causing the issue. I fished with gfen and LL on the little lehigh one evening. I think I hooked 9 and landed one.... the smallest one. May have to start tying midges with a stinger hook. :)

Posted on: 2010/6/17 3:07


Re: bye bye trout

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sight...

if you think that's bad, I was fishing the SR this year with a few buddies. We were all hooking up with steelies every ten minutes and I managed to land two in two days. They were landing dozens a day... talk about feeling like the low man. I'm thinking maybe it was the hooks I was using...

Posted on: 2010/6/17 8:58


Re: bye bye trout

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I think the SR is what F'd my 2010!! Landed all fish hooked there while the others were losing fish. That's like getting to the river a first light to fish ALL DAY. You take a 4" fish on the first cast and never touch another before the sun goes down. If I catch on the first cast, I consider going back home. It's usually a bad omen.

Seriously, I've "fooled" a super high percentage of fish that I've fished to this year. If it rose, I was almost guaranteed a take. That's where the fun stopped.

My 2010 trips have gone as follows:
Wade into position
Cast
"Finally" is yelled when fish takes on 6th cast
"F bomb" is yelled after the fish comes off 15 seconds later

Perfect example is my last time out on EB of Delaware w/ my buddy Josh. I spotted fish, stalked from the bank and the fish would stop rising as I got 30 yds away. I never even set foot in the water or made a cast to him. While sitting on the bank, I watch Josh take 10-12 fish. I walk down by him and he tells me to get in slowly, they're going nuts. I wade out next to him, pull line off the reel and the fish stop completely. I reel in my line, and they begin feeding. Josh takes 2 more. I pull line off of my reel and wait 15 minutes to see a rise... nothing. Reel in, Josh takes 3 more fish. I went to different section of river to spook fish by simply standing on the bank.

Posted on: 2010/6/17 9:57



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