In this week’s RIO Fly Fishing Tip Wayne Peterson shows a really neat way to unhook a fish with your rod tip, and avoid harming it by touching it. This tip is best achieved with a barbless hook, by pulling the fly into the tip ring of the rod, and then giving a gentle push with the rod tip to unhook the fly from the fish's mouth.
When trying this tip for the first time, be slow and careful, and keep your rod tip straight, and your line tight to avoid any chance of breaking your rod.
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