Second way of improving your fly line control

Stream side strategies: three ways of improving your fly line control - Norman Crisp AKA The Wiz gives you sound advice

Setting the hook by raising the rod straight up.
Too many of us set the hook by raising the rod straight up.
Not just a little, the full length of the our arms. When we do this we have used all our line control options in one movement.

Our only hope is to immediately grow a foot taller or jump straight up. Correct this problem by concentrating on setting the hook with a slight upward movement of the rod at a 45 degree angle to the water's surface.
Fly line control
Tip no. 3: Avoid the line loop

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