Here’s a friendly reminder to avoid the ‘trout set’ when you’re bonefishing.
When fishing for bonefish it’s crucial to set the hook using a long hard strip rather than raising the rod tip. We have written detailed posts on this very subject in the past and if you have fished for bonefish before, you know exactly what we’re talking about. However, if you are more of a visual learner, or perhaps don’t buy into the theory, check out the photo above.
See the bonefish breaking the surface after the take? See the angler in “trout setting” fashion? See the fly above the angler’s right hand as it flies from the fish’s mouth? You get the point.
The next time you set the hook on a bonefish, laugh off the trout set from the fish before (like the rest of us), and strip set instead. You will land far more bonefish that way!