Guide Gossip #6: Player Fish

Above image: Jason Hartwick

The fun gets kicked up a notch when you, a client or a buddy encounters a “player” fish.

What is a “player” fish? Basically, it’s a fly horny steelhead; they tug or chomp but don’t fully commit to the fly. When I see a rod bounce or the line stop or a reel click, I...

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