First 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

Failing to bring the line from the line hand to the rod hand.
Lack of control occurs when the line hand does not bring the line over to the rod hand at the end of the cast. We end with the line hand up to two feet away from the rod. When a fish strikes all that extra slack line has to be "moved" before you establish contact with the fish and set the hook. How can you correct this problem? Simple. At the completion of the cast remember to bring the line over to the rod hand as the fly is landing on the water and tuck the line between the index finger and the thumb of your rod hand.

Fly line control
Tip no. 2: Avoid the high hook set

User comments
From: Ed Linnebur · Ed·at·  Link
Submitted November 29th 2011

That really helps, all three of these tips will make a major difference in how you handle the stream or how the stream will handle you. Thank you for all that you have done to get me ready for the stream and catching fish.

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