Here's a great piece from Andrew Bennett on the Deneki Outdoors blog with some of the best, straightforward advice I've read in a long time. He boils it down and hits on all the important stuff the best anglers do every time they fish. I particularly like #2. : )
- Check your knots. Every single time they tie a knot, effective anglers give it a good tug to make sure it’s strong and seated correctly. Every time. It is very unusual for a really good angler to ‘break one off’.
- Keep your hooks sharp. Almost any time he touches his fly, a great angler will check its point to make sure it’s sharp. If it’s not, he’ll sharpen it or replace it.
Sharpen those hooks!