07-13-2010, 11:48 AM
Re: Spoiled fishing casts?
Seth, on higher pressure water, with wild fish, I'd give them twenty min. to relax.
Then, sneak back like a Nynja.
To me, truck trout are not nearly as tough an audience.
If I botch a cast over those, (yep, still happens), I just don't pull my line off the water in a noisy fashion, just let the drift continue.
I've caught a lot of fish on a bad cast.
Maybe change the fly, just to keep them guessing.
Generally speaking, if they know it's game on, they won't play.
Can't say I blame them.
Ultimately, it's not catching fish that satisfies, but knowing how.