Hooking Bonefish

Bonefish: The Retrieve, Hookup, and Fight THE FLY LANDED in the right place. You let the small shrimp imitation sink to the proper level, and the bonefish seems to have noticed it. It’s time to start acting like a shrimp. You begin a series of very short strips, trying to make the fly imitate the slow progress of a small shrimp that hasn’t yet spotted the predator closing in on it. But the bonefish loses interest and turns away as if he never saw the fly. What happened? My guess is that the fly never moved. In trying to impart action to a fly, you must think of several factors besides the movements of your line hand. If you have any slack in the line while trying to give life to the fly, the movements of your line hand will only take up some of the slack. The fly, meanwhile, is sitting still; you think that you are moving it, but you’re not. By the time you take up all the slack and the fly finally starts to move, the bonefish is long gone. Read on… [http://r20.rs6.net/tn.jsp?llr=9qa5g8n6&et=1103996097403&s=9198&e=001y7nv0Wmq645–IXck63-ejowDnae1k8fRc2YUydr9Zhgp9_pFJG-WxgAB0rXzJ0RuMBDuNYr01ca7gntsz9OpbpB0ZeyBRtt_UCFckDAddhbRpYePprd5GwnQFOMAY6lrkYkKXqMtefIwZYKbXD8gNj3TcASZjCzq6DTtXOz16uxrfFI4scklTdmX-p8pu1z]

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