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Old 08-12-2010, 11:13 AM
Jim Casada Jim Casada is offline
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Shawn--I suspected your method might be one focused on tailwaters, and it makes perfectly good sense in such settings. There's also another advantage, although I don't know whether you have thought of it or not. Your method makes a "paritng of the ways" (popping off a fly in a fish) much less likely than an abrupt lift of the rod tip. The latter type of set is fine if done with the right amount of force, but it is all too easy to set the hook too hard (that's the voice of sad experience and many a departed fish, fly in its mouth, speaking).
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