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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 12-10-2016, 03:26 PM Thread Starter
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SAGE on running line sensitivity

"You can feel a gnat fart on that fly at 100ft"

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I dont know... usually I s#@% my pants when fish takes... not here to make an argument, im sure there are instances where this is usefull.
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I grew up bait fishing by holding the line between my thumb and forefinger, and you can indeed detect gnat farts that way - plenty of data and plenty of time to wait and wonder what kind fish may be eating the bait. A telegraph from the mysterious deep. Very exciting! Still in a lot of situations doing nothing is better, and though I suppose knowledge is always in principle a good thing, I can't help but feel in certain situation a few stiff drinks (or some other depressant substance, or distraction) might in actual practice work better than knowing. Still I have experienced the soft take of a few huge Fall River trout on ever so gently twitched and swung nymphs that even with the tips of my fingers directly on the line felt like a tiny piece of weed catching on the fly. At least until I set the hook. So I guess it depends. I don't have any data on how many time I set the hook on an actual weed, or actually scared the fish away instead. It's a signal to noise issue.
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the trouble with soft takes often is do you set up or not. Often get soft takes on the Klamath and as often as not if you set up you just pull it away - think there can be a difference in a pluck and a soft take where in slow current the fish actually has your fly and setting up will work.
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I really enjoyed that post Botsari. Thank you for making it. I think you captured it perfectly
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I occasionally fish for salmon in the pram line up on the Smith and Chetco and can tell you that often times it is just a very subtle difference in feel on the retrieve that signals a salmon has picked up your fly
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