When it comes to learning how to cast, read the water, and make a presentation to fish with a fly rod, there is no shortage of information available. But what happens when a fish eats your fly? Will you be prepared to set the hook on that first rising trout or turn that trophy bass away from his snaggy home before your tippet separates? A large part of the fun in fly fishing is playing and landing fish with a fly rod, but there are some differences in technique and equipment that can present a challenge to the beginner fly fisher. This article will cover the skills you need to help you hook more fish, keep them on the line, and get them to the net so you’ll have trophies to brag about rather than stories of the one that got away.