Join Date: Nov 2009
If you're waiting 7 seconds for dangle fish to tighten line and pull off the reel, there'll be a long wait between fish and a frustrating time to boot.
Now, unless you have a crystal ball or get a telegram to tell you in advance, you never know what sort of take you'll get and indeed what the fish is actually doing!.
Keep your flee moving at all times, don't let it rest on the dangle!, lead in to the bank with the rod and accelerate the flee upstream with a FO8 retrieve.
The hardest fish to hook are those below you!, when Salar does take it could have followed the flee from the stream, you accelerating the flee from the dangle will generate a more aggressive take, those laid up below you can simple rise in the water column and take your flee with at times little positive indication, those fish actively migrating will take yer flee and carry on towards you.
Best thing is to tighten positively and quickly, get that 'ook banged in quick and positively.
Dangle takes are notorious for neb hooked fish that often fall off pretty quickly!, make the assumption all the takes will be marginal(because most will be!) and react accordingly and positively..If a fish follows with intent and turns on the flee, it will generate a better hook hold, so much the better, the other takes won't!.Salar will feel you a lot quicker, there won't be the currents influence reacting on a big belly of flee line either and with modern low stretch flee lines, you'll be in direct two way contact a lot quicker. Salar will know about you a lot quicker and like as not will react a lot quicker too if it suspects foul play.
And!, dont tighten/strike/ heave in a direct upstream pull!, this can relieve Salar of ownership of yer flee right out of its gob!, do it inwards towards the bank with the rod on a low plane, encouraging the 'ook into the fish's jaw and not right out of its mouth and into the water /fresh air!.