Fishing with confidence
I recently posted on Fishing with Rods forum asking the users what Fishing with confidence meant to them. There was a ton of response and the answers were great. You hear the phrase fishing with confidence a lot, and it means a lot of different things to different people.
To me is knowing that my spoon isn’t getting to the depth I want it too. For example I was fishing for coho recently and I wasn’t confident. I felt like I wasn’t getting deep enough with the light spoon I was using. I even asked another angler for a split shot. He had some but it was a good 5 minute walk away from where I was fishing. I just felt like I wasn’t going to get anything,
So confidence kicked in and I thought about how I could get it where I wanted. I ended up using different speed of retrieve, with a few pauses to let the spoon drop. I felt like this was the best way to get the depth I wanted, and wham.
This bullet chrome doe hammered the spoon and began her dance. Thankfully I have setup all my spoons with Dan’s trailing hook method. This method gives me the confidence that as much as she flails, there’s a great chance I will land her due to no binding of the hook.
So whatever works for you, and makes you hit that zone, do it. Be confident.