"Get Off the Bow… Now!"

August 3, 2006 By: Marshall Cutchin

How many times have I heard otherwise companionable saltwater fly fishers turn into seething enemies when one or the other feels they are not getting their share of time on the bow? If you can’t agree, or just need a level playing field, follow a rule like the one mentioned by Joe Doggett: 30 minutes per angler. (We’d also suggest that hooking a fish means your time at bat is over.) It’s a good one for two reasons: it prevents anyone from monopolizing good fishing, but it’s more than enough time to be standing sentry when things are slow.