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    Default The hardest thing to do while fishing -

    Without a doubt, the hardest thing to do when fishing is to maintain the "pop - pop - rest" rhythm you are using when at the edge of your peripheral vision you see a wake making steady progress towards your little red and white popper. Holding your breath does not help any more than repeating your mentor's mantra (don't set the hook - don't set the hook). I am almost 67 years old and have been fishing since I was 6 and fly-fishing since the 80s and I still have the hardest and best time when a little one pound bank runner bass explodes on a popper in the still of the morning. Experiences like this mornings make fishing and life worthwhile.
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    Clint
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    Been there, done that and love it!!!
    Warren
    Fly fishing and fly tying are two things that I do, and when I am doing them, they are the only 2 things I think about. They clear my mind.

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    Smoking a cigar, taking a pull of scotch and double hauling can be a bit challenging as well.
    " If a man is truly blessed, he returns home from fishing to the best catch of his life." Christopher Armour

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    One thing that I've experienced with large mouth bass (using poppers), is that species of fish, will explode out of the water and snatch that popper in mid-air before it ever touches the water. It's maybe happened to me five times, and when it does, leaves me "quivering" all over ... and I just have to go and set down for a spell and re-compose myself!

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    Dale - that has happened to me a few times but when they do that they take the decision away from me as to when if ever to set the hook.
    All that being said I would still rather catch 1 on top than 5 from the deep.
    Clint
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    having to remember to set the hook upstream on a steelhead. Just setting the hook is sometimes a challenge, after cast after cast of nothing
    ‎"Trust, but verify" - Russian Proverb, as used by Ronald Reagan

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    I have to go with the pike take. Seems they often take on the way down. Waiting to set the hook while having a heart attack is not easy.

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