There aren’t many moments on the water more exciting than the first realization that you’ve hooked into a big fish. A trophy fish. Walter. Perhaps that fish of a lifetime.
Unfortunately, that moment is all too often followed by one of the most discouraging moments on the water; when that fish of a lifetime comes unbuttoned. We have a feeling most of you can relate.
So, what’s the key to fighting (ahem, and landing) those big fish? We asked our staff of professional fly fishing guides to share the biggest mistake they see on a regular basis when fighting big fish, and today we share their answers with you.