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Old 09-08-2009, 04:31 PM
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One thing I have had problems with is that a fish will hit or bump the fly without taking it....am I missing the strike because I'm too slow or is the fish just messing with the fly and not really seeing it as food?
I think the answer is that you are close, and have interested the fish, but at the last moment they decided it isn't something they should risk and turn away, causing the bump - without a hookup.

The biggest culprit is usually drag, even in its smallest form. Try to get as much of your line and leader off the water as you possibly can. The slower the water, the harder it is to fool a fish. By minimizing the amount of line you have on the water that will help you with your hookset, as well. Just don't be too aggressive or you'll pull the hook right out of their mouth.

If you are sure that you have a drag free presentation, then you could either go down one size on your fly or change the color somewhat (like going from yellow to lt cahill, or brown to olive).

Just keep after it. You must be close. If the fish weren't interested they wouldn't even inspect the fly
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Old 09-08-2009, 10:24 PM
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Old 09-09-2009, 08:34 AM
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PeteCz,
Thanks for the advice and encouragement.
I really have to work on the drag issue,and also fly size is something I have to learn more about...but drag,well that's going to take some real practice.
Thanks,
Rick
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