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Old 03-12-2012, 09:58 AM
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Default Re: Propper hook setting and rod guides

I think you're over thinking it.

Your guides won't be damaged by normal fishing. Setting the hook doesn't have enough pressure to damage the guides or the line.

Just remember, a slight lift of the rod, or a downstream set. Never an upstream set. That just pulls the flies out of the fish's mouth.

Use any technique you want, a strip set, lifting the rod or a side arm set, but you won't damage anything.
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