Techy Thursdays - Seize the moment!

You often have a very small window following the strike where you catch the fish off guard, and you need to take advantage of this by switching rod angles / pressure to pull the fish away from that downstream tangle of branches he's sitting alongside, log jams or other nasties he would just love to get amongst. Simply taking two steps backwards the moment you set that hook may gain a valuable metre of advantage before that bruising brown knows he's hooked. Don't sleep: take every opportunity you can. Its all the small things that add up to keep fish in the net.