Reduce Tension When Landing A Fish

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This week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip explains how and why it is important to introduce a little slack when netting a big fish. Many rod tips are broken at the point of netting a good fish, due to the acute flex in the rod combined with a little extra pressure. Introducing slack, as the fish slides into the net is a great way to avoid this.

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