A Susquehanna River Staple
By Nick Raftas - December 26, 2016
Check out this incredible footage of smallmouth bass and how they eat crayfish. If you weren't convinced on the importance of a strip set, the video below should convince you. When you see or feel the bass strike your fly keep your rod tip down and keep stripping until you feel the weight of the fish in your line. Do not raise your rod tip until you feel the weight of the fish. An important observation that we can make from watching this video is how many times the bass spit the crayfish out before they finally ate them. If you have a really aggressive hook set or trout set you are going to pull the fly right out of the feeding zone. With a strip set you will keep the fly in the feeding zone longer giving the bass multiple chances to eat your fly.