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Old 06-25-2012, 02:12 AM
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Default Re: Controlling the Big-uns

Side pressure, heavier leaders, heavier rods, slack lines... yep.

Your two legs can beat up a fish very quickly depending on how much real estate you can cover. Try dragging a fish from where it wants to be by simply walking further on the shoreline opposite of it.

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Default Re: Controlling the Big-uns

Big Browns always fight dirty,especially in Rivers as they know every inch of the habitat.
As previously mentioned,I have also found sidesticking has helped,as well as using heavier Leaders & Tipits.
I now use either a Shock or Furled Leader,because of their stretch they protect The Leaders/Tipits,after continually being Busted whilst using 4-6lb Leaders/Tipits..
At times I also have had to run along The Edge of our Local Lake,whilst winding furiously to get the Slack Line Backing onto The Spool,after Sidesticking,Fish have turned & come in closer.
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