Podcast: Stick the Landing — Tight Line Skills Series, #3

by | Jan 26, 2022 | 6 comments

 The Troutbitten Podcast, Season Two, is available everywhere that you listen to your podcasts.

** Note **  The Podcast Player, along with links to your favorite players is below.

Part three of this Troutbitten Skills Series focuses on sticking the landing. Because after putting ourselves in great position to present the fly, we shouldn’t waste the perfect tuck cast and delivery. As the fly hits the water, all the elements of our system are in position and ready to drift. That’s sticking the landing.

Like a gymnast who tumbles, somersaults and then lands on two feet with no body movement, the best completion of a cast happens with no extra movement. Instead of landing and then recovering or correcting, we stick the landing, ready to drift.

My friend, Austin Dando, joins me on Episode Three for an in-depth discussion of this technique.

(Season three will return to my full panel of friends, with longer form discussion about all things fly fishing.)

We Cover the Following
  • What sticking the landing looks like
  • Position of rod tip, leader, sighter and tippet
  • Why it matters
  • Maximizing the drift time
  • Preserving good slack with tippet position
  • Sighter angle
  • Leading angle
  • The negative results of reaching
  • Where to stop the forward cast
  • Correcting mistakes

Remember, each of these podcasts is supported by a companion article of the same topic. And you can find the full overview of the Nine Essential Skills for Tight line and Euro Nymphing here:

READ: Troutbitten | The Nine Essential Skills for Tight Line and Euro Nymphing
READ; Troutbitten | #3 Stick the Landing — Nine Essential Skill for Tight Line and Euro Nymphing

Listen with the player above, or . . .

Find the Troutbitten podcast on any of these services:

— Apple Podcasts
— Spotify
— Google Podcasts
— Amazon Music
. . . and everywhere else where you listen to podcasts.

Resources

READ: Troutbitten | The Nine Essential Skills for Tight Line and Euro Nymphing
READ: Troutbitten | Category | The Mono Rig
READ: Troutbitten | Stick the Landing While Tight Lining
READ: Troutbitten | When the First Cast Matters Most
READ: Troutbitten | It’s Casting, Not Lobbing
READ: Troutbitten | Put More Juice in the Cast

You can find the dedicated Troutbitten Podcast page at . . .

podcast.troutbitten.com

Episode four of season two is coming soon. Thanks again for your support, everyone.

Fish hard, friends.

 

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Enjoy the day.
Domenick Swentosky
T R O U T B I T T E N
domenick@troutbitten.com

 

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Domenick Swentosky

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Hi. I’m a father of two young boys, a husband, author, fly fishing guide and a musician. I fish for wild brown trout in the cool limestone waters of Central Pennsylvania year round. This is my home, and I love it. Friends. Family. And the river.

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6 Comments

  1. Hey Troutbitten !! Just listened to Podcast # 3 and I’m amazed ( mostly what I don’t know ) This is great I’ve already caught more fish … and I’m still at home Thanks

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  2. Can’t find podcast #3, Stick the Landing, in the tight line series. The link opens #6, Finding the Strike Zone. Anywhere else I can open it?

    Reply
    • Hi Tom,

      Thanks for the question. You just have to scroll down. The link and the podcast player above both load all of the podcasts, and the most current one is at the top. It won’t take much work to just look below. You’ll find number three listed.

      Thanks for listening.

      Cheers.
      Dom

      Reply
  3. I’m new to Euro \ tightline nymphing, but I am absolutely facinated by it. I never felt like I was “getting down” with my tradtional rigs, so I took up Euro nymphing in hopes of solving that problem, but boy, there is a lot more to it than I relalized. I have just started following Troubitten, through YouTube videos, and now the pod casts, and I have found your approach to this style of fishing to be very helpful. I don’t really have a mentor for this style of fishing, although my local fly shops have been helpful, so I turn to information like you make available to kind of speed up the learning curve. There’s no substitute for learning out on the water, but just wanted to say thanks and keep up the good work for what you are putting out there for beginners like me. Really appreciate it and enjoy. First class. Thanks!

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