Dec 10

Strip Set

I was happy to see that this whole “strip set” thing is finally getting into my muscle memory.  I don’t think I botched a bonefish on a trout set on this last trip.

I got this picture of Shane in mid-hook-set… and yeah… that’ s pretty much how you do it.

Nice Strip Set

Sep 09


So, Deneki Outdoors just puts out lots and lots and lots of solid blog posts on bonefishy subjects.  One of their latest is on setting the hook.

Last December, as I was out in Grand Bahama with a guide and my dad, the guide asked if I fished a lot in the States… specifically, if I did a lot of trout fishing.  “Yes” I told him, I did.  I was so pleased he could tell I was a serious angler.  He then proceeded to tell me that the “trout set” I had was rubbish and I wasn’t going to hook many bonefish if I kept that up.  “Oh… he means I’m sucking right now” was my next thought.  The “Strip Set” is key and that’s the topic before us over at Deneki Outdoors.

This isn’t the best little vid of the strip set or strip strike, but… it’s what I found.

Equally important as learning how to set the hook, is for your guide to learn how to pole the boat.  There is some crude language in this one… understandably.

Hee hee… see, it’s funny because it isn’t me.  Also, tragedy + time = comedy.