Yeah.... and what about the whole raise your rod as high as you can above your head when a fish is on.... been seeing that one for years.... seems like all the blood would run out of your arms pretty fast.... why not put that reel seat/butt up against your chest and pull....
In this pics or it didn't happen fishing era, ya' gotta' go the extra distance and convince your audience that you take your fishing seriously. You know, like in "extreme fly fishing for the wily trout."
It was on a small, meandering Montana meadow stream that was chock-full of nice Cutties. Crawling came in handy too, but damn those were nice fish & good times. If you walked-up on a hole you caught zip.
If I have been fishing all day and the sciatica starts acting up, I hunch over to alleviate some pain so I can keep fishing. I'm guessing that is a totally different reason than the dudes pictured above.
Tell you what. If/when I see that first tarpon follow my fly I'll probably go full crouch.
Ever notice how you tend to lean forward when trying to see something a long ways out? It's not that being 6" closer helps, just natural body language.
Now should that tarpon happen to eat my fly I'm also hopeful it will help from keeping the $hit from running down my leg.
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