Hi AMFisHers! This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog is about why I decided to run a series of fishing videos: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=wyBd5V2fThs
It is one of my earlier videos so don’t mind me looking a little out of place on camera, I was still in the not so comfortable stage of talking to a blinking red light!
There a many reasons why I decided to jump straight into this AMFisH venture, one of the biggest ones was the fact that I had written a business plan many years ago about tapping into the fishing world somehow.
Many years later and with social media being so massive it allowed me to reach all of you through as series of blog post’s and fishing related videos. This is one of the best things I have ever done, being able to help fellow AMFisHers catch more fish, “WOW” it feels amazing!
The jump start last year was after having been given a book from a very close friend about passions and trying to live your passion, I read the book cover to cover quite quickly and before I knew it I had decided to shoot fishing videos before I even thought about how much I did not want to be in front of a camera. Goes to show you that living a true passion will make you overcome obstacles much greater than you think is possible.
Through my videos I am sharing my 22 years of fishing experience as a regular fishing guy, not tied into any professional fishing at all just a regular dude who loves to fish and also loves helping people.
I thank you all from the bottom of my heart for your likes, support, feedback and regular chats about fishing, I love every minute of it!
The AMFisH guy…
Happy Friday AMFisHers! This weeks AMFisH fishing vlog is about how much power is actually needed to set the hook on a fish: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=ZtkrRy3zG9I
Over the years I have read many fishing magazines and watched many fishing shows, always crossed my mind as to why the fisherman were wrenching back on the rods so hard, after all it is just a fish we are setting the hook into.
Fished an amateur tournament a few years back with a pro and he tells me if I feel a fish to se the hook as hard as I can to the point that it was ok if I broke the rod.
Scratched my head over this which is why I decided shoot a video on this topic, you will clearly see what happens when you set the hook with lots of power, very clear as to what the end result could be.
Do we need to set the hook at times, obviously yes BUT do you need to use every ounce of power you have absolutely not. There are times where fish will strike so well that they are hooked perfectly, a small short quick pull on the rod will secure that fish for you. There are other times where fish hit lightly and yes here is where you need a little more power on the hook set but the key word here is little.
In the case of bigger fish like a musky who has a very hard structured mouth or a smallmouth who has a hard roof of the mouth to crush crayfish, you will need a stronger hook set to get through that tough mouth, but remember a massive power hook set may actually lose you more fish in the long run.
Hope you found this video helpful, be mindful of how you set the hook and you may just see yourself landing more fish!
The AMFisH guy…