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PUTTING YOURSELF IN GOOD POSITIONS
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Look, sometimes you’re going to have to fight fish at strange angles. This photo by @brier_kelly and @landrovers is a prime example of being in a less-than-ideal fish-fighting position, but getting the job done anyway. Here, the angler is wading about as deep as you should go (maybe a bit too deep), and has to raise his rod high into the air to maintain tension on the fish. While it certainly can be done, fighting fish overhead is not a high-percentage position, as limited mobility, arm fatigue, and lack of leverage make it considerably harder to land a fish. So, while sometimes you’ll find yourself in these tricky predicaments, it’s important to focus on body positioning when you’re fishing.
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It’s a natural tendency to focus a disproportionate amount of effort on getting the fish to bite. Afterall, this is the great challenge in fishing. But we can’t forget that hooking the fish is only half the battle… you have to land it too. .
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When you cast to a potential lie, have a plan for how you’re going to get the fish to your net. Did you cast right along a fallen tree? Chances are you’ll have to horse that fish out of the cover as soon as you hook it, otherwise it’ll wrap you up or break you off. Depending on where you line up to cast to the spot, you may or may not have a good angle to do this, and that can spell the difference between a fish caught and a fish lost. .
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Now, it may not always be possible to get an ideal position to fish from… in fact, it’s quite unlikely that you do. The lesson here is more about finding the best possible angle given the circumstances, even if it isn’t perfect. If you look around and plan your casts, you may find that you can reach that same lie by walking 20 feet up the bank, where you’ll have access to open water where you can fight the fish safely. Or maybe if you move towards shore, you can cast to the fish from shallower water, so you aren’t forced to battle a fish with your arms outstretched above your head. This type of situational awareness is not frequently taught, but is a simple step you can take to land more fish.
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putting yourself in good positions
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look, sometimes you’re going to have to fight fish at strange angles. this photo by @brier_kelly and @landrovers is a prime example of being in a less-than-ideal fish-fighting position, but getting the job done anyway. here, the angler is wading about as deep as you should go (maybe a bit too deep), and has to raise his rod high into the air to maintain tension on the fish. while it certainly can be done, fighting fish overhead is not a high-percentage position, as limited mobility, arm fatigue, and lack of leverage make it considerably harder to land a fish. so, while sometimes you’ll find yourself in these tricky predicaments, it’s important to focus on body positioning when you’re fishing.
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it’s a natural tendency to focus a disproportionate amount of effort on getting the fish to bite. afterall, this is the great challenge in fishing. but we can’t forget that hooking the fish is only half the battle… you have to land it too. .
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when you cast to a potential lie, have a plan for how you’re going to get the fish to your net. did you cast right along a fallen tree? chances are you’ll have to horse that fish out of the cover as soon as you hook it, otherwise it’ll wrap you up or break you off. depending on where you line up to cast to the spot, you may or may not have a good angle to do this, and that can spell the difference between a fish caught and a fish lost. .
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now, it may not always be possible to get an ideal position to fish from… in fact, it’s quite unlikely that you do. the lesson here is more about finding the best possible angle given the circumstances, even if it isn’t perfect. if you look around and plan your casts, you may find that you can reach that same lie by walking 20 feet up the bank, where you’ll have access to open water where you can fight the fish safely. or maybe if you move towards shore, you can cast to the fish from shallower water, so you aren’t forced to battle a fish with your arms outstretched above your head. this type of situational awareness is not frequently taught, but is a simple step you can take to land more fish.
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The green bass were smoking some big flies in old Mexico last week! Muy bueno. - JC #hookshots #lakepicachos #anglersinninternational #orvis #cortlandline #flyfishing #mexico #largemouthbass
1 361 48 minutes ago
The green bass were smoking some big flies in old mexico last week! muy bueno. - jc #hookshots #lakepicachos #anglersinninternational #orvis #cortlandline #flyfishing #mexico #largemouthbass
It doesn't look like it, but here's 5 dozen size 18 and 20 blue winged olive parachutes. Another dozen or two to go then off to the shop.

#flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #flytyingaddict #flugbindning #fluebinding #torrfluga #tyingflies #atthevise #dryfly #dryordie #bwo #mayfly #mayflymafia #flyfishfood
3 303 1 hour ago
It doesn't look like it, but here's 5 dozen size 18 and 20 blue winged olive parachutes. another dozen or two to go then off to the shop.

#flyfishing #flytying #flytyingjunkie #flytyingaddict #flugbindning #fluebinding #torrfluga #tyingflies #atthevise #dryfly #dryordie #bwo #mayfly #mayflymafia #flyfishfood
FUNNY PHOTO | Bad cast or just right? | #rioproducts #riomaketheconnection #flyfishing | @bcbeckphoto
28 1,543 20 hours ago
Funny photo | bad cast or just right? | #rioproducts #riomaketheconnection #flyfishing | @bcbeckphoto
•Low flows and rainbows•
@teamrenegadeoutdoors 📸: @thebigmg91 
______________________________________________________________#flyfishing #arkansas #simmsfishing #sageflyfish #rainbowtrout
10 248 2 hours ago
•low flows and rainbows•
@teamrenegadeoutdoors 📸: @thebigmg91
______________________________________________________________#flyfishing #arkansas #simmsfishing #sageflyfish #rainbowtrout
frostbite//worth it 🥶🐟❄️
8 443 14 hours ago
Frostbite//worth it 🥶🐟❄️
Who would love to do some world-class Alaskan salmon fishing? 🎣
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Tag someone the would love to go on an Alaskan fishing trip! 👇🏼
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Who would love to do some world-class alaskan salmon fishing? 🎣
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📸: @alaskanfishingadventures1
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tag someone the would love to go on an alaskan fishing trip! 👇🏼
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follow @igniteoutdoors for more daily posts! 🔥