Reader Richard C. sent in this excellent question:

“One thing I hope you can help me and probably many other stillwater fisher people, is the proper technique(s) to net larger trout from a float tube. I have lost a few fish trying to bring them to the net while using 8.5 and longer fly rods. I have seen fishermen grab their rod above the handle while trying to net a fish and have the rod break. What rod angle should be avoided when trying to land a fish from a float tube? How do you manipulate the float tube during the process to lower the risk of breaking off the fish or breaking your rod. Even with a longer net the process is not that easy when trying to land strong fish.”

I added his question and my answer in my Q&A section, and made a video demonstrating the techniques I listed. You can watch the video here:

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