PODCAST: Set the Hook! All About Different Hooksets — S11, Ep8

by | Jun 9, 2024 | 4 comments

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There are many different ways to set the hook while fly fishing for trout, because there are many different ways to fish for those trout. One size does not fit all. So we adapt our hook sets to suit the situation.

In this episode, we cover what is meant by a trout set. We address the differences between hook sets for dry flies, wets, streamers and nymphs. We talk about setting distance, setting speed, setting direction, whether we should pause before a hook set, and many other broad and finer points about setting the hook.

Resources

READ: Troutbitten | Set the Hook at the End of Every Drift
READ: Troutbitten | Don’t Guess — Set the Hook and Set Hard
READ: Troutbitten | Hook Sets Are Not Free

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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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4 Comments

  1. This is timely! Looking forward to listening, got out to the deschutes river and dry fly fished my first hatch and lost a couple big takes ripping the fly out of some mouths too quickly (I think).

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    • Classic premature hooksetulation. Tsk tsk

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  2. Enjoyed the hook set pod cast. If you move forward with a native trout podcast you might look to the Trout Power group in NY.
    They are doing some interesting native brook trout work and studies in the Adirondacks.
    Troutpower.org.

    Reply
  3. Set the hook,set the hook,set the hook.
    (The top 3 of nymphing)

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