Net A Big Trout in The River

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This week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip shows how to net a large trout when fishing in a river. Pulling a large fish upstream against the current results in a lot of lost fish - either from breaking light tippet, or from the hook being pulled out by the extra current force. By pulling the fish downstream, with the current, into the net you drastically reduce the pressure on the leader or hook hold, and will land a lot more big fish.

RIO's Fly Fishing Tips series are short, less-than-a-minute videos, each bought to you by a RIO employee or ambassador and showing a single fly fishing tip to help you become a better fly fisher. The series includes freshwater, saltwater and Spey topics, and a mix of casting, fishing and gear tips - some basic, some technical, and everything in between.

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