10-13-2010, 11:42 AM
Re: Setting a 24?
Ant, there's no reason to go first is there?
The best visual I can think of, is for you to watch "Trout Bum Diaries" Vol2.
The guys go to NZ, to fish for big mouth browns.
Fast sets had to be unlearned.
I had the same lesson here. Really.
Very large fish (VLF's) sometimes sip a fly, then decend and swallow.
Say "god save the queen", then set (after 3).
Say whatever you want, that's 3 seconds or so.
I like "Gotcha, son of a fish".
As far as angles. If you do a vertical set, then tip the the rod over to a 45deg.
You then have the right angle (so to speak) to hook up.
Setting down stream is the key.
I was working some fish in a recirculating eddy.
They were facing down-stream (but into the current), requiring me to set upstream.
Hope this makes some sense.
Ultimately, it's not catching fish that satisfies, but knowing how.