One of the keys to having a successful day on the water is making the most of all available chances you might have on the water. Managing your line is one of the most important things you can do to help your odds in landing that trophy trout.
The ABC’s are cast, pinch, mend.
Here's where problems start to happen:
We've seen people putting the line in their teeth or drop the line in their non rod hand. We've also seen people drop the rod and grab the fly line and hand line the trout in, not the preferred way of landing a trout. Try to remember that slack in the line provides the fish the ultimate advantage. Once they have slack they can manipulate the fly and look to spit it out. A tight line on the other hand keeps that fly anchored to the fish.
The most successful way to land a fish on the line is to:
If you suffer from the split hand fishing and are losing your opportunities, try managing your line with our recommended steps.
Learn more about Fly Fishing Line Mending.