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How to Fight Big Fish in Small Streams (27 of 56)

Amelia Jensen shows great technique for catching big trout with a fly rod in small streams. It's not so much about what she says as what she does that teaches so much. Notice how she keeps her rod at a horizontal angle, and how she uses her entire body to fight the fish, moving quickly along the bank when needed. And netting technique is so important at the final moment. See how she gets the fish in just the right place in the current, waits for the right moment, and then nets the trout in one precise, deliberate move.