Originally Posted by David Knapp
I'll second what Grumpy said. I watched someone "battle" a solid 14 inch rainbow last weekend for probably 5 minutes. That fish was a goner I'm sure...
I have never figured out why some people get the impression that they can't lean on the fish some to get it in quickly. Sometimes I think it is more of an ignorance issue than showboating. Most times that I have seen it happen are usually followed by the person holding up a 12" trout and claiming that it is the biggest they have ever caught. So, I tend to believe it is something more typical of a novice flyfisherman.