A good little pearl of wisdom from Norman, an Andros South guide. Basically, cast again after you blow a shot. Read the article here.
I know this to be true. On my first real bonefishing trip I was out with my dad. My dad has been conditioned over 60+ years to trout set and trout set he did. One TWO occasions he trout set on a fish, missed the fish and in a wave of frustration waved his rod in the air. That motion actually RECAST the fly, where it was promptly eaten by a bonefish, which ended up getting landed.
So, I agree with Norman. Cast again.
I fished with Norman down in Andros and I was a little worried before our trip. He was “serious,” they told me. Turns out, he’s a great guide and a nice guy on top of it.