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Join Date: Oct 2010
like Ard, i'm 100% in the do nothing camp. nothing, that is, until the fish is solidly hooked, and taking line. then, i will sweep a bit towards the bank, but never does my rod go up, or upstream. i've tried the loop, it works too, but now i'm under my index, tight to the reel, or if i've been stripping line, tight under my finger. stripping, swinging, trout or steelhead. i do nothing. the fish has to be able to turn with it, or you're taking it away from them. there are lots of grabs you wont hook, no matter what you do. but, for the ones you can hook, you wont, if you react, and pull the fly away before they turn with it.
insta-release not Insta-gram !!
Dog is my co-pilot !