Judgement Call: Casting at Fish You Might Not be Able to Land

This video from of Jazz and Fly Fishing begs the question that I’m sure most of us have come across … Continued

This video from of Jazz and Fly Fishing begs the question that I’m sure most of us have come across at some point in our fishing careers: Do you cast at fish that probably aren’t land-able from a bridge, pier, or any other abutment above water?

I’ll be honest; when I’m in one of these situations, I typically take a look around and tell myself that while not probable, there might be a way to land said fish. It’s a bad idea most of the time. Either the fish gets a piece of face jewelry or I lose a leader and occasionally the fly line. On the other hand, it’s almost always a miraculous feat if manage to you pull it off–and you will cheered on by any fishing pals nearby.

What do you think? Is this poor form or a fishing feat?