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I have always appreciated Todd's work. Anybody else notice the flash of the fish taking the fly at the 10:17 mark? Very cool. It takes a lot of patience by Jack to not set the hook sooner or harder after a solid grab. I agree that on the swing you let them take the fly and turn but I generally go a little harder and a little sooner on my hook sets. I have had pretty good luck landing fish on the swung fly by hitting them pretty hard on the third rod pump. Often the hook set is academic but not always. With wild fish in the spring with some color to the water like in this video, there is no reason you can't go with 15 pound Maxima and put some pressure on them.
 

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So was most of this filmed on the stretch of the Wynoochee that was once public and is now essentially privatized to the great benefit of a few guide outfits, one of which happens to be owned by the individual in this film?
I didn't think it was the Nooch but heck, I only fished the Nooch one time ever and that was a couple weeks ago. Talked to 4 different groups including 3 gear guides. Nobody even saw a fish. Such is winter steelheading during clear and cold conditions. I had another river in mind when watching this video. But I've been wrong before and will be again.
 

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So you won't go anymore because its being over fished but you will pimp a video about it? Kinda hypocritical eh?


Good video. Jack is a solid dude(even if he is the target of a reform thread here).

Totally agree on the heavy tip/light fly.

Glad they showed how little control we have over grab-land rate and that Jack says it like it is. Be happy you got a fish to grab.
 

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So you won't go anymore because its being over fished but you will pimp a video about it? Kinda hypocritical eh?

Good video. Jack is a solid dude(even if he is the target of a reform thread here).

Totally agree on the heavy tip/light fly.

Glad they showed how little control we have over grab-land rate and that Jack says it like it is. Be happy you got a fish to grab.
"Why?" is what I ask too? serves no use to whore out the source even more. People make these videos to impress who?? Ah, for a buck for a sponsor. So good for the soul..and fish.
 

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10:10 That bow when a fish spits your hook while under tension.

I know it well. It's your insides cramping up due to the rush of adrenaline after the hookup and now it has nowhere to go.

It's either that or the arms held wide , head up, big ass yell to the fishing gods, asking why?

WHHHHYYYYY?
 
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Moen's videos are awesome. I don't care whether they're somehow bad for the resource; they do infinitely less damage than the current management policies. Besides... the quality of the filiming and editing is veritable art. The closeups on the fish are stunning.
 
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