by Peter Charles via hooked4lifeca
nice, simple, in control throughout the whole process and a billion times better than beaching the fish downstream (read dragging the poor thing onto the shore).
this is a very effective way to land your fish smoothly while reducing stress to the angler and more importantly to the fish.
note that while the video is intended for long double-hand rods this method is equally effective for rods of all lengths and single-hand fishing. although not ‘fashionable’ in the double-hand world, we’ll also notice that this manner enables the use of a large wading-style net which is in my opinion always the better option on all levels for the fish and the angler.
“If he bolts, let him go and just repeat it all over again”. (twice the fun !) 😉