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Old 09-11-2003, 02:11 PM
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Here in striper land, I use the mnemonic "tighten-up" to describe how to handle a grab... tight to the fish first, stripping if necessary before the rod goes up. This applies to one-hand retrieves as well as two-hand.

(Not saying that's what you did, just thought I'd throw that in to the discussion)

Related note - have you guys gotten into stripping baskets yet? When I fished Bush Pt, Fort Casey and the Straits almost a decade ago there were no baskets to be seen - in fact it was rare to see another flyfisher.
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