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How to Hook More Bonefish by Sight-Setting

Knowing when to set the hook is a vital skill that will help you land more bonefish.

When some anglers and experts talk about the requirements for successful bonefishing, there is an over-emphasis on casting and too little attention paid to proper hook-setting technique. Of course, you should practice casting, but don’t get too caught up in perfecting the more visually pleasing aspects of your cast, such as making lovely tight loops. Some of the best saltwater-flats anglers I know are not the prettiest casters, but they know exactly what to do once that fly touches down. Bonefish don’t consider the tightness of one’s loops before deciding to eat. So assuming that you have delivered the fly and now have a bonefish zeroing in on it, what should be going through your mind