Friday, September 23, 2011

Lesson Learned

If fishing a tandem rig and fish takes top fly it is ill-advised to try landing fish with hand. The lower fly may end up under your skin. In-fact there is a good chance it will if dealing with a feisty fish. I don't own a large net and when fishing for carp I typically beach them. The weed jungle wasn't offering a landing pad. Lesson learned. 




Illustrating the "grip-n-rip" method. Note the heavy mono loop prepared for a quick tug. Don't forget to put pressure on the top of fly so you get a good exit angle...  


4 comments:

  1. Damn dude, that sucks! I got snagged in the back last year with a double cowgirl....it sucks.

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  2. There's been about a half-dozen incidents within our local fishing club this year of guys getting hooks buried in their hands/fingers this year, which is an abnormally high number from this group. Must be something in the air (or water, or fish) this year?

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  3. I've had that happen several times.

    And Mags, that must have sucked!!!! I've only had it happen with little hooks.

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  4. been there. That one you pulled out of my finger this winter was a result of the bottom fly....

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