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    Default Re: Tough time setting the hook with a dry, need some help

    Quote Originally Posted by wonderfulremark View Post
    sometimes when I get a bite, I'd simply tug the fly line...
    Stripstrike...was doing a wee bit of that this past weekend.
    It's not the heat, it's the stupidity.
    What manner of jackassery will I be subjected to today?

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    Default Re: Tough time setting the hook with a dry, need some help

    Quote Originally Posted by FrankB2 View Post
    In addition to Ard's always wonderful advise, are you fishing on a stream? It's much easier to pull a fly of any sort out of a fish's mouth if you are upstream of your fly. Casting upstream, or across the stream, to a fish makes hooking them much easier. Sharp hook points are a HUGE help. Try dragging your hook point across your thumbnail. If it skids across the nail without catching, it's too dull. I tie my own flies, and use quality hooks, but check for sharpness before and during fishing.

    My wife suffers from premature hook-set-itis. We were fishing little hopper patterns this past Monday, and she'd jump a bit each time a fish took a swipe at her fly. It's always exciting to see topwater action!

    Billy Connolly Teaches his Nephew Dry Fly Fishing (R-Rated for language):
    YouTube - Billy connolly - Fly Fishing

    Frank,

    I've always enjoyed Billy Connolly. That video is priceless...very educational as well.

    Cheers,

    -VB

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    Combo. lift the tip, strip strike and if thats not working. Go to a smaller fly size.

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