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Answers to Your Questions on Saltwater Fishing and Fly-Fishing

The questions on this page have been either sent to me by email or were searched for via the search facility on this site, or search engines.

Questions are sorted alphabetically (mostly :) - but with a few frequently asked questions (FAQ) at the top.
(See notes below for a guide to what questions will not get an answer.)

Some words (in brackets and italics) are intentionally misspelt to match common misspellings when searching.

Language and spelling is UK English, with a little bit of Kiwi thrown in.

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Grip and Kill

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The way a trout is held when taking a photo, (aka 'Grip and grin'), can easily turn into 'grip and kill' if the fish is not handled carefully and correctly.

The area above the pectoral fins, (the fins just behind and below the gills) contains the fish's heart and other organs; too much pressure applied to this area can lead to the fish's death.

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