Saw this on Youtube and had to pass it along… this is exactly how you land a bonefish… kind of… well, it got the job done in the end, at least.
Luckily, she didn’t break the rod. When you slide your hand up the rod, you are greatly reducing the ability of the rod to absorb the stress of the fish. More than one angler has seen their rod snap when they shorten their rod like that.
The clip though… that’s just pure awesomeness. Glad someone didn’t take themselves too seriously and shared that clip.
That’s sans guide out in Exuma.
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Tags: Bahamas, bonefishing, Botching the job, Exuma, flyfishing