Fishing Tip: Not Catching - Wait for the second knock...
This is an interesting tip this week. A lot of people have being saying they are getting knocks on their fly but when they strike there is no fish on the end.
Why is this?
Well there are a few reasons and we will cover a number of them over the next few weeks. However we want to talk about only one this week.
The Double Knock
You're fishing, You're retrieving your fly through the water. You feel a knock on your fly. you strike and don't connect.
One of the reasons will be the fish will be knocking the fly first, to then follow up on the take. They're doing this because they are trying to immobilise the prey to make it easier to catch before eating it.
So if you're being knocked and not connecting. Don't keep striking. Instead, keep retrieving and wait for the second hit. you might well find it's the fish on the line the second time.