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Some good general FFing advice
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I ran across this article in Hatch Magazine. It's has some general FFing advice as well as some do's and don'ts.

Good read. I agree with a lot of points and tips in the article. See what you think.

https://www.hatchmag.com/articles/stop-dont-do-it/7714517


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Yes and keep scrolling down there are several other good articles.(Caution, politics involved in some).

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-You didn’t land him? Who cares? You hooked him and played him. That’s what matters.

- You did land him? Sweet. Now keep him wet, treat him with respect, and let him go without any undue harm or hesitation.

- You don’t need a photo of every fish you catch.

Thanks for the post ! ... I really like these three ...


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Mandatory reading…………

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He should check for the inconsistencies in his statements/philosophies throughout the “article”

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Excellent article. Most points can also be relevant for all types of fishing.

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Good article, want my son to read it now that he has a year of fly fishing under his belt. Reinforces some of the things I've been teaching him.

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Good points all regardless of experience level.

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Excellent article. I couldn't find anything in it that I disagreed with.

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He forgot one thing. Don't compare yourself to others on the water. If you think another angler sucks I think your full of yourself. Everybody gets a different type of enjoyment from fishing. I like fishing, I don't like practicing to fish. I have no need to double haul so why should I become an expert at it.

I do agree with A few points. I rarely if ever take a picture and can't grasp why someone needs a picture of every fish caught. I liked his point about not playing with the fish but should have also included not to take a 3wt carp fishing.

The hundred foot circle was a good comment. To many fly fisherman, you know the ones who think others suck, think they are entitled to a 1/4 mile of upstream water and a 100 feet of down stream water measured from every step.

All in all an okay read.

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"Don’t always practice with your eyes open. Shut your eyes from time to time and try to feel what the rod is doing. It can make a huge difference in your timing."

I advocate this. When I gave casting lessons to friends, I showed them something. I would put some objects in my back yard, close my eyes, and they were pretty amazed how close I casted to them with my eyes closed. Feel the rod, feel the line. I do believe you can feel the rod load better if it is a slower action rod.

Same thing when I taught my son to dribble a basketball. After some practice he would dribble the ball with his eyes closed to feel the ball. Practice, practice, practice.

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Oh, a list of rules for fishing. Cool.

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I thought it was a good read and agree with pretty much all of it. I think practicing casting off of the water is one of the best things you can do. Becoming a better caster opens up more and more opportunities.

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hooker-of-men wrote:
Oh, a list of rules for fishing. Cool.


I don't view this as a set of rules, just advice. Re-read the last paragraph. If you get something out of this, ok. If you don't, ok.

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