Trout Tips: Spooking fish and the false cast

In the last episode of TROUT Tips TROUT Magazine editor Kirk Deeter discussed the possibility of spooking fish with fly line color. This time he’s back to talk about another cause of missed fish, the false cast. Anglers inadvertently turn to the false cast as a way to perfectly place their fly on the water. What many do not realize is the strong potential for spooking a fish with their fly line going back and forth above the water. “The far more effective angler is the one who can pick it up and put it down to shoot the line,” explains Deeter.

Trout Tips: The False Cast


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