Tuesday, February 20, 2007

Gigantic freshwater fish caugh by fishermen

Thai fishermen netted what is thought to be the world's biggest freshwater fish, a 292kg (644 pound) Mekong giant catfish, in the Mekong River, northern Thailand.

Sunday, February 18, 2007

Fly Fishing | What to do with a Running Fish

Tip #4: What to do with a Running Fish
Be prepared if a fish runs toward you. Stand on your toes and at the same time raise your fishing rod up over your head as high as you can. Take the line and put it back over onto your second and third fingers of the hand that is holding the rod. Quickly strip the line to pull up on any slack.

If the fish starts to run away from you make sure that you keep the fishing rod up high and slowly let out the line, letting it slide from your fingers. Be ready to palm the reel of the rod when the slack is entirely gone.

Saturday, February 17, 2007

Fly Fishing | Holding your Fishing Rod Effectively

Tip #3: Holding your Rod Effectively

It’s important that you learn to hold your fishing rod effectively under any fishing conditions. You want to make sure that you maintain good control at all times without gripping the fishing rod too hard. You can adjust the power of your hold when you’re in the middle of a cast. This will allow you to minimize the vibrations of each movement. With just a bit of practice you’ll be able to increase the tightness at the same as you learn to relax your grip on fishing rod.