TIP OF THE WEEK: CASTING POSITION
PRO TIP: Casting Position
It can be maddening when you are getting lots of eats but missing hook up after hook up. Many times it is all about your fishing position. Setting the hook on fish that are eating directly down river of you will not result in many hook-ups.
THE TIP: If possible position yourself where you are slightly downriver or even with the feeding fish. Your presentation and line management will improve drastically but more importantly you can get a much better angle to set downstream.
Next time you are out and you find yourself missing fish, check your casting/fishing position. See if you can change your position to improve your presentation and hook-sets. Good luck out there!
We teach these tips and many more in our University of Fly Fishing.
When you identify feeding fish or a spot that looks fishy, position yourself slightly downstream or even with the fish so that you can get an optimal presentation and down-river hook-set.
UPCOMING COURSES TO HIGHLIGHT
Our whole course catalog is available in the Fall. We have a concentrated effort coming up here on Friday October 6th to get you dialed in for some Personal Water Craft(PWC) Fishing. This is a lot like walking on water. We are running a Power Hour course followed up by a PWC Fishalong on October 6th. If you have ever wanted to intimately experience the Yakima when it is low flows, get yourself signed up!
- September 30th - Fly Fishing 101/201
- September 30th - Yakima River Fishalong
- October 1st - Fly Fishing 301
- October 3rd - Trout Spey Fishalong / Euro Nymphing Fishalong
- October 6th - PWC Power Hour / PWC Fishalong
- October 7th - Fly Fishing 101/201
- October 8th - Fly Fishing 301