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Bracing for the Big Run!

Bracing for the Big Run!
When salt water flats fishing the search for ways to gain an advantage over the fish and conditions never ends.

In the photo above this angler has just hooked up to a screaming bonefish. He holds his rod tip high to help prevent the leader from getting caught on the bottom and breaking off the fish. Holding your rod at this angle is tuff and calls for strength especially with the pressure of a fish taking line at high speeds.

Bracing the rod handle and butt section against your forearm will help to support the rod at that high angle and will also add needed pressure to help land a fish quicker. Forearms pressure can be used in many different casting and fishing situations so stay tuned for more in depth tips on this subject.

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