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Trouts Journal

Tips From The Guide Shack: ft. Scott Dickson

Ivan Orsic / May 26, 2016

Trouts Head Guide Scott Dickson chimes in with this month's 'Tips From The Guide Shack'

"It may seem like common sense but this is something I find myself mentioning multiple times almost every single day of guiding. When setting the hook, set downstream. Fish feed facing upstream. If a fish eats and you set upstream you run the risk of pulling the fly right out of the fish's mouth. This is especially important to remember when the fish eats your fly downstream of you during your drift. It may seem weird at first but making sure you still put some 'downstream' into the hookset will drastically increase your chances of success. Oftentimes all you can do is set the hook back towards the bank behind you but you'll be surprised how effective this can be."

Good luck out there everyone and as always, let us know what we can do to help make your time on the water more productive and enjoyable!

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