Tom Rosenbauer On "Setting the Hook"

October 9, 2008 By: Marshall Cutchin

The latest podcast by Orvis’s Tom Rosenbauer offers tips on setting the hook on trout. “Take heart. If you are missing strikes, it’s often not your technique that’s to blame. It could be one of two things. One is if your fly is not quite right, what happens is that a trout sees your fly on the surface or underneath the water and at the last minute sees that something isn’t quite right — it just doesn’t look like food. And what they do is they don’t inhale the fly, but their momentum carries them forward, so what you see is a splash or what looks like a rise, but the fish has gone past your fly and never opened its mouth.”