It’s poll time here on the Deneki Blog!
One of the most debated topics at our lodges is whether or not to hold a loop of line while swinging flies for salmon and steelhead.
Some find holding a loop during the swing necessary to allow the fish ample time (with minimum resistance) to eat the fly before setting the hook. Others prefer to fish with no loop at all, using a light drag setting instead to allow the fish to turn the reel before setting the hook.
One of the best explanations we’ve heard on the matter uses both theories, depending on whether fishing dry lines or sink tips.
However, we want to hear your thoughts! Do you prefer to hold a loop when swinging flies? Why or why not?
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So, to hold a loop or not to hold a loop, THAT is the question.